Nursing Resources

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DNP Resources

Getting Started

All good literature searches start with formulating a searchable question.

The citation manager Zotero will keep track of article references and other resource citations for your project. 

UVA Library's Zotero Guide, their Zotero tutorial, and our HSL Zotero tips are all great places to start.

Covidence is a web-based review management application that will help streamline the screening and PRISMA flow diagram generation for your literature review. Be sure to sign up using this link to gain access to your institutional account with unlimited reviews.

Watch these short videos to get started:

Creating a New Review

Importing References

Title and Abstract Screening

Uploading PDFs

Full-Text Review

Exporting Review Data

Visit the Searching for and Appraising Evidence page for links to databases for your research, search tips, and database tutorials. 

Review these tips for obtaining full-text PDFs of articles and access the library's subscription resources from off-grounds. 

Looking for more information about PRISMA?

Databases (Answering Foreground Questions)

Use these databases to perform literature searches and find articles.

Point-of-Care Resources

Point-of-care resources provide answers based on the best available evidence at your fingertips. These resources can also be useful to explore background questions on a topic. 

Levels of Evidence

The levels of evidence pyramid provides a way to visualize both the quality of evidence and the amount of evidence available. Evidence is broken down into three categories: Critical Appraisal (filtered), Experimental & Observational Studies (unfiltered), and Background Information.  As you go down the pyramid, the amount of evidence increases as the quality of the evidence decreases.

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