NCMC/McKee Library EBN Class Quick Sheet

Ask Your Medical Librarian

Cochrane Nursing

  • Browse occasionally, to see what's new

Google Scholar

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

Cochrane Database

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

Pubmed Database (more medical, less nursing)

  • Tutorial on using Pubmed
  • 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

Ovidsp Database

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

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.

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

TRIP Database

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