Searching for a Research Study
How to identify a research study
A research study must:
• Ask a research question
• Identify a research population or grou...
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EBSCOhost account.

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 Organize your research with fo...
Sample Search:
Diabetes AND Ulcers

Select Limiters:
• Full Text
• Abstract Available
• Published Date from:
January 2009
...
Results
Change Limiters
To view all the records
in the database for
this search remove
the Full Text limiter
•
•

Click on the X
C...
If the full text
article is not
available in
CINAHL, click on
Direct Link
This link is not always available. It is usually reliable, but if it
doesn’t work go to the Journal Finder opt...
Always pay attention to date ranges and
embargoes listed next to each resource.
If your article is not available electroni...
After choosing the
database we want to
use, we have to
navigate to the article
Keep your original
citation handy and
navig...
**Articles are usually
listed in page number
order
If you do not see it
listed, use the title or
author ‘s last name in
th...
That is one way to locate a research study.
The next option is PubMed.
Please go back to the Assignment Help tab on
the PA...
Create an account
Searches in the ‘Publication Type’ Field:

Clinical Trial Phase I, II, III, IV
Controlled Clinical Trial
Multicenter Study...
Adding Filters (limiters)
2 Step Process:
Step 1:
Click on Show
Additional Filters
and select the
categories that you
woul...
Step 2:
Click on the
filter to
activate it.
(a checkmark will
appear)
Click on the article
title to access –

Abstract
Link to the full-text
article (or Find It link)
Related Citations
MeSH te...
Questions?
Melinda Johnson, HPD Library
mjohnson@nova.edu

Thank You!
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
Searching for a research study  2014
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  • These guidelines can help you identify a research study and distinguish an article that presents the findings of a research study from other types of articles. Research studies can be difficult to identify. Not every journal article you encounter in your searches will be a research study. For example, sometimes a title may sound like a study, but it may actually be a book review, editorial, letter, or commentary.
  • Searching for a research study 2014

    1. 1. Searching for a Research Study
    2. 2. How to identify a research study A research study must: • Ask a research question • Identify a research population or group • Describe a research method • Test or measure something • Summarize the results • Research studies are almost always published in peer-reviewed (scholarly) journals. • Articles that review other studies without presenting new research results are not research studies. Examples of article types that are NOT research studies include: literature reviews, meta-analyses, editorials, comments or letters relating to previously-published research studies
    3. 3. Library Homepage - www.nova.edu/hpdlibrary
    4. 4. Click on the Assignment Help tab
    5. 5. Please click the CINAHL link
    6. 6. Login
    7. 7. We are going to create an account
    8. 8. Click [Create a new Account] if you do not have an EBSCOhost account.  Save preferences  Organize your research with folders  Share your folders with others  View others' folders  Save & retrieve your search history  Create email alerts and/or RSS feeds  Access your saved research remotely
    9. 9. Sample Search: Diabetes AND Ulcers Select Limiters: • Full Text • Abstract Available • Published Date from: January 2009 January 2014 • English Language • Peer Reviewed • Research Article
    10. 10. Results
    11. 11. Change Limiters To view all the records in the database for this search remove the Full Text limiter • • Click on the X Click on Search If you would like to see the complete list of limiters, click on Show More
    12. 12. If the full text article is not available in CINAHL, click on
    13. 13. Direct Link This link is not always available. It is usually reliable, but if it doesn’t work go to the Journal Finder option. Browse to Article This link is not always available and it is not reliable. Go to the Journal Finder option. These three links will always appear when you click on Find It. Journal Finder: Checks if full-text is available electronically in our other resources. NovaCat: Checks if library has a print copy of the journal/specific issue ILLiad: When full-text is not available through Nova, it can be requested from other institutions on your behalf without a cost
    14. 14. Always pay attention to date ranges and embargoes listed next to each resource. If your article is not available electronically, go back to the previous screen and check NovaCat for the print journal.
    15. 15. After choosing the database we want to use, we have to navigate to the article Keep your original citation handy and navigate to the article by either clicking on the current issue OR archives/previous issues.
    16. 16. **Articles are usually listed in page number order If you do not see it listed, use the title or author ‘s last name in the search box for the journal to locate the article. Choose PDF over HTML or Full-Text as this will include tables, graphs and images.
    17. 17. That is one way to locate a research study. The next option is PubMed. Please go back to the Assignment Help tab on the PA LibGuide and click on the second box link for PubMed
    18. 18. Create an account
    19. 19. Searches in the ‘Publication Type’ Field: Clinical Trial Phase I, II, III, IV Controlled Clinical Trial Multicenter Study Randomized Controlled Trial
    20. 20. Adding Filters (limiters) 2 Step Process: Step 1: Click on Show Additional Filters and select the categories that you would like to add. For example: Languages Click on Show.
    21. 21. Step 2: Click on the filter to activate it. (a checkmark will appear)
    22. 22. Click on the article title to access – Abstract Link to the full-text article (or Find It link) Related Citations MeSH terms
    23. 23. Questions? Melinda Johnson, HPD Library mjohnson@nova.edu Thank You!

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