A short guide on steps you need to plan your search, including how to combine your search terms using OR, AND, NOT.
After watching the above video you can now start by identifying the concepts (main ideas) from your assignment topic prior to searching. Consider alternative words for these concepts which, together with the concept term, become your searchable keywords.
Question: Prepare a best-practice care plan for adult patients with severe burns
Includes nearly 5 million records of the scholarly and peer-reviewed literature in nursing and allied health dating back to 1995. 70% of records contain online abstracts. Subject coverage in Clinical Medicine, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacology, and Public Health.
One of the largest bibliographic, multidisciplinary databases. Covers chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, psychology and economics, as well as biological, agricultural, environmental and general sciences.
Database limits and filters may be applied to reduce your search results if you have too many. Some useful limits include 'English Language' or date. Note the following about using limits:
Using a limit only applies to the database you are currently searching. If you have selected more than one, only the results from the filtered database will display.
If the database is bibliographic (abstract) only – it won’t find any full-text. Using a full text limiter will therefore yield 0 results.
If you limit your results, there is always the potential that you could miss some important/useful research.
Articles from peer-reviewed journals are of high quality and can be used to support the argument that you are presenting. Articles in peer-reviewed journals must go through an evaluation process with experts in the field before being published. The term refereed is also used.
Watch the following video to learn more about scholarly sources.