Nursing Resources

Library Resources for the UVA School of Nursing

Library Resources for the School of Nursing

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The Research Process

Research begins with developing a research question, which can be the objective of study or a problem to be solved.  For a structured, clinical, approach to developing a research question, use the PICOT model (see link below).  Otherwise, develop your search by identifying keywords and use Boolean Operators (AND and OR) to create your search strategy.  In the planning stage it is also helpful to develop inclusion/exclusion criteria.  These criteria will help you filter out citations not related to your research.

Discovery begins by performing your search in the three core databases listed below.  Other specialized databases can be used also. (A list of all databases can be found two boxes below.)

Analyze search results using Zotero, a free open source citation manager.

Zotero:  Zotero is a citation manager that provides space to file your citations and other content for analysis. 

Document your article selection process by using the PRISMA Article Flow Chart (linked below).

The library provides assistance with designing posters, but not with writing.  Writing assistance can be found at the UVA Writing Center.

Grey Literature (.gov, .edu, .org, .ca, .uk, .eu, .au)



Other Tools

PRISMA Article Flow Diagram

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