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PurpleBox Cochrane Nursing

  • Browse occasionally, to see what's new

 

PurpleBox Google Scholar 

  • Quick article search - may be useful for gathering your first background information.
  • Settings – Library links: North Colorado Medical Center

 

PurpleBox Cochrane Database 

  • Resource for systematic reviews in health care
  • Search by keywords.

 

PurpleBox Pubmed Database (more medical, less nursing)

  • Capitalize your booleans: AND OR .
  • You can LIMIT to nursing journals; Remember to remove the LIMITS, if necessary.  
  • Helpful features:
    • ADVANCED
    • SEND TO ...CLIPBOARD
    • DISPLAY SETTINGS
    • MESH  

 

PurpleBox Ovidsp Database 

  • Similar references as Pubmed but easier to apply PICO concept.

 

PurpleBox CINAHL Nursing Database (more nursing, less medical)

  • Marked articles are kept in your Folder.  The Folder is on the top bar.
  • Create your own MyEbsco folder, if you want to save articles for an extended time.


Orange Box BUILDING YOUR SEARCH USING YOUR PICO TERMS 

Both Ovidsp (Medline) and CINAHL work well for the PICO strategy.

  • Instead of entering all your words at once, enter a single term (word) from your PICO and search, following the prompts. 
  • After you are done searching each term, group the results using AND/OR limits.
  • Edit or Limit further, if needed.  
  • Get the Full Text article  by either clicking on the FULL TEXT BOX , if available, or by asking your librarian .

 

EXTRA'S

PurpleBox TRIP Database

PurpleBox Publishing:

  •  Beall’s List 
  •  Jane  Tool to identify journals to publish your research   
      
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