Exploring the Literature

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Using the following table—search the 5 databases based on your PICOT Question—under findings note the number of relevant articles found—under features discuss what you liked about that database. ON the discussion board summarize your search---attach your chart for those that would like to see your search.

Exploring the Literature

Picot Question: For elderly over age 65, does educating healthcare professionals about ageism positively or negatively impact functional ability during the elderly’s stay in institutionalized setting

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CINAHL

CINAHL is an SSU subscription-only resource that offers full text access to;336 scholarly journals and indexes over 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

  • Look at the Major Subject Heading in the Full Record
  • Use the Limits Feature:
    • Example: Publication Type=Systematic Review
  • Try the CINAHL Heading search:

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PubMed

PubMed is a free health science citation & abstracts index from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  • Look at MeSH Terms in Full Record
  • Use the Limits Feature:
    • Examples: Article Type=Meta-Analysis; Age=All Adult
  • Look for the open access Free articles!

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Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library provides access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews.Full text of reviews are subscription only.Index/summaries are a public resource.

  • Use the Simple Search and the Advance Search Features
  • Allows you to search with MeSH Terms
  • Check out the New Reviews

Browse reviews by topic

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National Guidelines

Clearinghouse

The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence- based clinical practice guidelines.

  • Detailed search provides limits and advance search features
  • Browse by Disease/Condition or Treatment/Intervention
  • Add guidelines to “My Collection” and select Compare Guidelines to view side-by-side comparisons of principle data

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TRIP Database

TRIP is a clinical search engine to locate publicly available clinical evidence.

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  • Systematic Reviews
  • Guidelines-US

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