Clinical Resources

Nurse Residency

EBP Final Project

Getting Started

Your whole project is based on a clinical question -- so you want it to be good!

Review the PICO(T) model and the examples for each question type. If you need help developing your question, reach out!

Types of Questions and Evidence

You'll need to figure out what type of you question you're trying to answer before you go looking at the literature. Familiarize yourself with the types of questions and study designs before moving on. 

Finding Articles and Info

When looking for articles, start in some of the bigger bibliographic databases such as Pubmed, CINAHL, or Cochrane Library. You'll notice the phrase "Scholarly literature" or "scholarly journal" from time to time, and all it really means is that an article was written by an expert in a field and then reviewed by their other expert peers before being published (hence the term "peer review."). It's not a perfect system, but it's considered higher quality and more unbiased than a letter to an editor, a magazine article, etc. Use this short list of resources, but also check out the "More Resources & Tools" page for more resources. 

Remember, you need three articles at minimum, so ask your librarian if you get stuck and need help. 

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