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N705: Evidence-Based Scholarship II

Resources for N705b, Evidence-Based Scholarship II

Searching with Keywords

This presentation will introduce you to some general concepts relevant to keyword searching. Make sure you don't skip the two videos at the end-- they provide essential information on how to search CINAHL and PubMed. 

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • Generate a list of relevant keywords for their search
  • Combine those keywords using AND, OR, and NOT
  • Use parentheses and quotes as part of their search strategy, as needed

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Searching with Subject Headings

Using subject headings make you a more effective researcher, particularly when keyword searches just aren't working. This presentation will explain what subject headings are, and the two brief videos at the end will show you how to run a search using subject headings in CINAHL and PubMed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how subject headings can improve the accuracy of a search
  • Use the thesaurus in CINAHL and the MeSH database in PubMed to identify appropriate subject headings and use the in a search. 

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Combining Keywords and Subject Headings in CINAHL

This brief video will demonstrate how to create a comprehensive search in CINAHL. Before watching this, make sure you first review the "Searching with Keywords" and the "Searching with Subject Headings" content, including the videos at the end.

Additional EBP Resources

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


ECRI Guidelines Trust

A resource for clinical guidelines. Access ECRI search tips and information here.

APA 7th Edition: In-text Citations and References

The following videos cover APA 7th edition in-text citations and reference lists, focusing primarily on citing scholarly journal articles.

In-text citations

Reference Lists

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