Nursing Resources

Library Resources for the UVA School of Nursing

Resources for Nursing Students

Primary Research Tools

1. DATABASES

Search Tutorials

2. CITATION MANAGER (ZOTERO)

Download Zotero client and web connector and then customize your Zotero client using document linked below.

3. PROCESS DOCUMENTATION (PRISMA FLOW DIAGRAM TEMPLATE AND GENERATOR)

Click this link for instructions on how to document your research process using Zotero and the PRISMA Flow Diagram Template.

4. CRITICAL APPRAISAL

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)

Levels of Evidence (Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Research)

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.

CMHSL Research Team (Advanced Research Support)

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