When you need to search the literature for articles that are evidence-based, accurate, and reliable, whether it’s for quality improvement initiatives, human subject research, or school assignments, the best place to look are medical and nursing databases, e.g., PubMed, MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). While “Dr. Google” and Wikipedia may be familiar and handy, try to resist. Remember Google is a search engine that will search for the term you enter wherever it is found on the internet. For example, a Google search of vascular access devices will retrieve millions of results! In literature searching, less is often more. Wikipedia, for all its merits, should never be used for evidence-based scholarly work and should never be cited as a source because information in Wikipedia may be incorrect. Databases, on the other...
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How to Perform a Successful Literature Search
Claire B. Joseph, MS, MA, AHIP;
Journal of the Association for Vascular Access (2023) 28 (2): 19–22.
Claire B. Joseph, Gregory E. Gilbert; How to Perform a Successful Literature Search. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 1 June 2023; 28 (2): 19–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.2309/JAVA-2023-28-02-04
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