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Need help to find best research sites

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by whitireia whitireia (New) New

Hi. I'm lucky enough to have been selected to do a literature review for an evaluative research programme. I need to find as much as I can on the topic of new graduate nurses transition to practice. Particularly evaluative studies. Can anybody recommend any good sources of information? Many thanks

ETNGuy

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 3 years experience.

try google. go to google, then at top of screen should be a "more" link, click it and a drop down box appears. from this drop down box, choose the last item "even more", and from the page that appears, choose scholar.

i have used this for research and had good results.

good luck,

etnguy

pshs_2000

Specializes in public health, heme/onc, research. Has 7 years experience.

CINAHL

Cochrane Database

PubMED

Also try http://www.nursinglibrary.org/portal/main.aspx (from Sigma Theta Tau)

These are also good resources. You can probably only access them from your library.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

CINAHL

Cochrane Database

PubMED

Also try http://www.nursinglibrary.org/portal/main.aspx (from Sigma Theta Tau)

These are also good resources. You can probably only access them from your library.

Thank you. These are the top professional places to search. Search engines like Google and other sites geared for the general public will include some professional literature -- but they will also include a lot of garbage. The sites listed by pshs_2000 are the sites that focus on the professional literature. Students need to learn to use those sites for the most reliable searches. However, as pshs_2000 wrote, they are not generally free for the general public. You may have to go through your schools library (or a hospital's library) to access them. It's a case of "getting what you pay for."

MinnieMomRN

Specializes in Med-Surg; Telemetry; School Nurse pk-8.

CINAHL

Cochrane Database

PubMED

Also try http://www.nursinglibrary.org/portal/main.aspx (from Sigma Theta Tau)

These are also good resources. You can probably only access them from your library.

As a side note, you may want to check to see if you can access your library's resources on-line from home. I am in Massachusetts, and in my state, if you go to the board of library commisioners site you can type in your library card # and have access to professional resource sites such as CINAHL from your home pc. Ahh, doing research while still in your PJs... it's a beautiful thing...

:yeah:

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