Nursing Resources

Library Resources for the UVA School of Nursing

Library Resources for the School of Nursing

Primary Research Tools

LITERATURE SEARCHING TOOLS (THREE CORE DATABASES)

CITATION MANAGEMENT TOOL (Also formats bibliographies and facilitates in-text citations.)

 Zotero 
Download Zotero client and web connector and then customize your Zotero client before proceeding to the next step.  See document below for recommended preferences.  UVA Libraries also has a guide to Zotero.  You can access it at https://guides.lib.virginia.edu/zotero

SR-Accelerator can be used to remove duplicates, as this process can be time-consuming in Zotero.

SYSTEMATIC SEARCH DOCUMENTATION TOOLS

SYSTEMATIC SEARCH SCREENING TOOLS

SR-Accelerator is a tool use primarily for a quick way to remove duplicates if you are using Zotero.  It can also be used for the Title/Abstract screening process.

Rayyan (Use to screen large numbers of citations when you are following the PRISMA Article Flow Diagram)
Rayyan is a free systematic review screening tool available at https://rayyan.qcri.org/.  Sciwheel or Zotero work fine as a screening tool for more manageable set of citations.  Covidence is a fee-based systematic review tool that extends the process past screening.  Here is a review that compares Rayyan with Covidence.

SYSTEMATIC SEARCH APPRAISAL TOOLS

CASP and JOANNA BRIGGS (Use to appraise evidence in articles you are using in your research)

To critically appraise evidence, select relevant templates from CASP and Joanna Briggs.  Sometimes you may need to use both tools if your research combines quantitative and qualitative research.

The tools above are complex and require a steep learning curve.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me for guidance.

Grey Literature Search (Google search limiting results to .gov, .org, and .edu sites)

All Databases

Print Books and E-Books

CMHSL Research Team

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