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Nursing Research 102 
Daytona State College Library 
Fall 2014
Types of journal articles 
Empirical research 
Results of one or more studies or 
experiments, done by the authors 
Wor...
Types of journal articles 
Review articles 
Summarizes results of several 
studies or experiments – the sum 
knowledge i...
Types of journal articles 
Theoretical article 
Refers to a set of abstract principles 
related to a specific field of 
...
Types of journal articles 
 Case studies 
 Conference proceedings 
 Editorials, letters and comments 
 Historical arti...
Boolean Searching 
AND: 
OR: 
NOT: 
NARROWS your 
search 
BROADENS 
your search 
EXCLUDES 
words from 
your search
Dogs 
Cats 
Horses
Keyword Searching 
The secret to success: choosing 
your terms 
Pay attention to what the database 
or the article lists...
Nursing Collection (Ovid) 
Nursing only 
ALL peer-reviewed 
Available limiters: 
Review Articles 
Publication Year 
...
Cochrane Reviews 
Reviews only 
ALL peer-reviewed 
Available limiters: 
Year of Publication
Medline with Full Text 
 ALL peer-reviewed 
Available limiters: 
 Date of Publication 
 English Language 
 EBM Review...
CINAHL 
 Must check peer-reviewed box 
 Available limiters: 
 English Language 
 Evidence-Based Practice 
 First Auth...
Health Reference Center Academic 
Use Advanced Search 
Must check Full Text and Refereed 
boxes 
Available limiters: Pu...
Use Permalinks 
 EBSCO databases (Cochrane, Medline, 
CINAHL) 
Works like a URL 
 Enables your instructor to go right t...
How to read a research article 
Abstract 
Author affiliations and credentials 
Conflict of interest statement
How to read a research article 
Introduction 
Review of literature 
Statement of problem
How to read a research article 
Methodology 
Design of study 
Measurements and data collection 
Statistical tools
How to read a research article 
Results 
Look for “statistically significant,” p-values
How to read a research article 
Discussion 
Lessons learned, limitations of study, 
areas for further research 
Funding...
How to read a research article 
References 
Check dates
Other Resources 
 Health and Wellness Resource Center: 
patient information 
 Medline via FirstSearch: vast database, 
a...
Non-DSC Resources 
Public library (Volusia County, 
Flagler County 
Hospital libraries (Halifax, Florida 
Hospital) 
Fl...
Get Help!! 
DSC Nursing Research Guide 
DSC Research Assistance Desk 
(386)506-3518 
Rachel Owens 
owensr@daytonastat...
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  1. 1. Nursing Research 102 Daytona State College Library Fall 2014
  2. 2. Types of journal articles Empirical research Results of one or more studies or experiments, done by the authors Words to look for: study, research, measure, subjects, data, effects, survey, statistical Ideally randomized, double-blind, controlled if clinical trials
  3. 3. Types of journal articles Review articles Summarizes results of several studies or experiments – the sum knowledge in one area at the time Often written to identify trends or draw broader conclusions References page will be most helpful in identifying other research in field
  4. 4. Types of journal articles Theoretical article Refers to a set of abstract principles related to a specific field of knowledge Does not contain research or present data
  5. 5. Types of journal articles  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Editorials, letters and comments  Historical articles  News briefs
  6. 6. Boolean Searching AND: OR: NOT: NARROWS your search BROADENS your search EXCLUDES words from your search
  7. 7. Dogs Cats Horses
  8. 8. Keyword Searching The secret to success: choosing your terms Pay attention to what the database or the article lists as the keywords, then use them
  9. 9. Nursing Collection (Ovid) Nursing only ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters: Review Articles Publication Year Search results aids: View: Abstract Find Similar
  10. 10. Cochrane Reviews Reviews only ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters: Year of Publication
  11. 11. Medline with Full Text  ALL peer-reviewed Available limiters:  Date of Publication  English Language  EBM Reviews  Review Articles  Age, Sex, Human  Publication Type  Search results aids:  Page Options (right side)  Share (right side)  Geography (left side)  Age, Gender (left side)
  12. 12. CINAHL  Must check peer-reviewed box  Available limiters:  English Language  Evidence-Based Practice  First Author, Any Author is Nurse  Randomized Controlled Trials  Human  Geographic Subset  Published Date  Search Results Aids  Page Options  Share  Evidence-Based Care Sheets
  13. 13. Health Reference Center Academic Use Advanced Search Must check Full Text and Refereed boxes Available limiters: Publication Date Search results aids: Related Subjects Document Type Sort By
  14. 14. Use Permalinks  EBSCO databases (Cochrane, Medline, CINAHL) Works like a URL  Enables your instructor to go right to the article
  15. 15. How to read a research article Abstract Author affiliations and credentials Conflict of interest statement
  16. 16. How to read a research article Introduction Review of literature Statement of problem
  17. 17. How to read a research article Methodology Design of study Measurements and data collection Statistical tools
  18. 18. How to read a research article Results Look for “statistically significant,” p-values
  19. 19. How to read a research article Discussion Lessons learned, limitations of study, areas for further research Funding statement
  20. 20. How to read a research article References Check dates
  21. 21. Other Resources  Health and Wellness Resource Center: patient information  Medline via FirstSearch: vast database, abstracts only  PDR3D  PsycArticles: only psychology and psychiatry  Search from library homepage: use advanced search for limiters (LAST RESORT)  Interlibrary Loan
  22. 22. Non-DSC Resources Public library (Volusia County, Flagler County Hospital libraries (Halifax, Florida Hospital) Florida Electronic Library NIH, CDC, PubMed (Medline for the public) Google Scholar
  23. 23. Get Help!! DSC Nursing Research Guide DSC Research Assistance Desk (386)506-3518 Rachel Owens owensr@daytonastate.edu Office hours: MW 3-5 pm, TTh 4-6 pm (386)506-3842 (make an appointment!)
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