There are a variety of types of resources you can use in order to locate relevant research material. Determine what type of research (books, articles, reviews, case studies, videos) you require and then search the appropriate resource. If you are searching for books, search DELCAT Discovery). Searching for articles? Take a look at one of the databases listed below for nursing. Depending upon your research topic, it may be necessary for you to look in resources that are not nursing specific, but rather more general health or science based databases.
Use these databases to locate articles and other resources relevant for nursing topics and research
Using these steps makes it easier to apply current quality evidence from research in clinical and healthcare decisions.
A commonly used format for creating a clinical question is known as PICO which refers to:
P =Patient population of interest
I =Intervention/issue of interest
C =Comparison of interest
O =Outcome of interest
Example: Among the elderly, can yoga help reduce accidental falls?
P = Elderly
I = Yoga
C = Patients not doing yoga
O = Reducing accidental falls
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