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DH 334: Evidence-Based Practice

Article database search strategies

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Not sure how to go about searching a database?  Wondering for to refine your search results?  The following guide can help you conduct the most effective searches possible, and understand how you can turn your search results into useful research of your own.

Strategies for conducting research in the health sciences

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Aaron Bowen
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CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

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Wolfgang Greller. (2006, Jan. 25). eLearn_2006_38. Retrieved from Used under the Creative Commons License.

Additional databases

PubMed Clinical Queries

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PubMed Clinical Queries

Results of searches on this page are limited to specific clinical research areas.*  Results of clinical searches care returned in three columns:

  • Clinical Study Categories: This column displays citations filtered to a specific clinical study category and scope. See more filter information.
  • Systematic Reviews: This column displays citations for systematic reviews, meta-analyses, reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines. See filter information or additional related sources.
  • Medical Genetics: This column displays citations pertaining to topics in medical genetics. See more filter information.

* For comprehensive searches, use PubMed directly, listed in the box above

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