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Nurse Preceptor Resource Guide: Databases

Recommended Databases

PubMed® Special Queries-  Looking for Evidence that is Multidisciplinary?

Directory of Topic-Specific PubMed Queries

The Special Queries in PubMed includes many pre-filtered search options designed to quickly find subject matter specific to certain topics such as Bioethics, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Health Disparities, Population Health, Research Reporting & Guidelines and more.

Searching the  Evidence-Based literature requires using a wide collection of databases.  The ones listed below represent a holistic collection used by nurses, researchers, students and other health care professionals.

Searching with Subject Headings

Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query

View this Video on Medical Subject Headings (MESH) from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  Using standard terminology in your searches can increase the relevancy and consistency of the literature that you find.

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Using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings Feature in EBSCOhost

This tutorial demonstrates how to create a search using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings functionality in EBSCOhost.

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MyEbscoHost Personal Folder

Save valuable time and resources by creating a personal account in Ebscohost.  

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