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Evidence-Based, Quantitative and Qualitative Research

This guide is a basic introduction to finding Nursing and health literature which is either evidence-based practice, qualitative studies or quantitative studies.

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Evidence-Based Practice

  1. Format your search using keywords, MeSH headings (see the tutorial above about using MeSH) or subjects.
    Our example using the MeSH heading "asthma"
  2. check these limiter boxes:
  • Limit Search to RRC Holdings
  • Full Text
  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals
  • Evidence-Based Practice  **this is what will limit our results to JUST evidence-based practice**
  1. Click SEARCH.

 

You can also refine your results to include Evidence-based practice. Select the "Show More" link beneath publication date slider on the results page. this will give you the opportunity to access more limiters, including Evidence-based practice. 

QUANtitative articles

  1. Format your search using keywords, MeSH headings (see the tutorial above about using MeSH) or subjects.
    Our example using the MeSH heading "asthma"
  2. Add the additional term "quantitative studies" (in quotation marks) in the second box, AND
    "MW Word in 
    subject heading" in the SELECT A FIELD drop down.
  3. check these limiter boxes:
  • Limit Search to RRC Holdings
  • Full Text
  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

       4. Click SEARCH.

QUALIitative Articles

  1. Format your search using keywords, MeSH headings (see the tutorial above about using MeSH) or subjects.
    Our example using the MeSH heading "asthma"
  2. Add the additional term "qualitative studies" (in quotation marks) in the second box, AND
    "MW Word in 
    subject heading" in the SELECT A FIELD drop down.
  3. check these limiter boxes:
  • Limit Search to RRC Holdings
  • Full Text
  • Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals

       4. Click SEARCH.

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