GCU library has many 92 databases that allows access to thousands of full text journals and articles. The two main databases that I believe will help me find the best research articles to support my EBP proposal are as follows:
- ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source – if offers a wide range of materials in nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine and the likes. It has over 860 titles in full text and over 12,000 full text dissertations indicative of arduous nursing scholarships. Additionally, gives access to online reference books, training tools and evidence-based nursing material from The Joana Briggs Institute. It’s a good source for training videos and cultural reports that helps with crating a better understanding about patient care.
- CINAHL Complete – is one of the strongest database for nursing. It offers research tools and access to nursing and allied journals. It is comprised of more than 1300 journal titles and covers over fifty specialties in nursing. In addition, it offers continuing education modules, research instruments and evidence-based care sheets
While Google definitely provides a wealth of information, this sometimes isn’t worth spending the time sifting through the data. It doesn’t offer all the information that students are looking for and information found there may not be very reliable. It makes your question that quality and the authenticity of the information from search engines such as this one. Scholarly resources are best to use in research as it provides solid and reliable information.
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