The nursing program requires you to use articles from the a list approved by the nursing department. If you want to use an article that is not from a journal on the approved list, you must have instructor permission.
Through research, you will answer your question/prove your statement.
Doing some basic background searching about your topic can help immensely in gaining foundational knowledge. Here are some resources you might use:
Nursing Resource Center Disease and drug overviews, care plans and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Center for Disease Control one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
RxList an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.
Trip a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
Making a list will help you map out what you already know, and may also aid you in figuring out where your weak points are.
This probably became quite clear as you made the list in bullet point one. Where are the holes in your argument? What information are you lacking? What could strengthen your argument?
Use with the library catalog and research databases. They also work with search engines.
|Operator||Changes Your Search Results||Example|
|AND||narrows search||women AND heart disease AND diet|
|OR||expands search||diet OR nutrition|
|NOT||narrows search||diet NOT cookbook|
|*||expands search||perform* finds perform, performance, performer, performers...|
Narrow your search. Use more specific terms to describe what you are looking for:
Use the specific term heart disease, instead of the general term health
Add more terms to your search using AND:
heart disease AND exercise AND diet
Tells the database that you only want items that contain ALL of the terms
Exclude words from your search using NOT:
heart disease AND diet NOT cookbook
Tells the database that you want everything that contains the words heart disease and diet but you don't want anything that contains the word cookbook
Broaden your search. Use less specific terms to describe what you are looking for
Search for synonyms and related terms using OR:
heart disease OR cardiovascular disease
Think of different words to describe your topic:
exercise, aerobics, physical fitness, physical activity, obesity
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