For HRS411 you need to produce a literature review. This page contains information about searching within databases.
Many of you will be searching Ebscohost and OVID databases so, in this section of the guide, we have included information on how to search an Allied Health and Nursing related Ebscohost database (CINAHL) and a Biomedical related OVID database (Medline).
You can find information and guidance on other discipline specific databases by clicking on the page for your discipline in this guide.
For HRS410, you will need to compare articles with different search methods, representing quantitative research and qualitative research
To find quantitative research
To find qualitative research:
When searching for your two qualitative articles, include lived experience OR qualitative as a line in your search, along with terms that indicate the group, setting, or health condition you are interested in.
Remember that qualitative research is identifiable by the type of data collected (non-numerical), not the topic of the data.
Remember also that you need to find two qualitative articles that use different methods of qualitative data collection and/or analysis (eg. interview, focus group, case study, ethnography, phenomenology, photo-elicitation, observation). You can use these as search terms, or, sometimes, as limiters.
Limiting or Refining by Date
Don't forget that you need to find articles published in the last 10 years. Primo Search and databases give you the option to limit (at the time a search is run) or refine (after the search has been run) your results by date.
Citation databases have been developed to help evaluate publications and identify which articles or journals are the most cited and which research has had the greatest impact.Whether it is information about a particular author or subject area you can use citation databases to count citations, find related works that share references or authors and set up alerts to notify you when a document or author is cited elsewhere. In addition, you use citation databases to check and track citation data year-by-year, navigating forward and backward through the literature related to a topic to evaluate its importance to research.
Once you have found a good article, you can use its citations or reference list to find additional resources. There are two ways you can do this:
1. Footnote chasing: You look at an information source's citation list - this will lead you to material that is older.
If you find a good source of information it can be a good idea to take a look at its reference list to see if you can find any other useful resources.
Things to note:
2. Citation searching: You look at who has cited the information source - this will lead you to material that is newer.
Some, but not all, databases including Google Scholar have a feature where you can see who has cited the resource you're looking at.
Things to note: