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Nursing Update: Special Issue: Research and Evidence Based Nursing Practice updated 2023

Nursing Research @SVHM

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Nursing Research Institute 
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Evidence based practice - general

EBP and The Research Process - Step by Step

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step

  • Creator: American Journal of Nursing, Updated: 2021. Contains: 17 articles

This series coordinated by the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at Rockefeller University is designed to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to participate in research, step by step. Each column will present the concepts that underpin evidence-based practice—from research design to data interpretation. The articles are accompanied by a podcast offering more insight and context from the author.
Collection (use onsite access or Libkey access)

Nursing Research, Step By Step

  • Creator:   American Journal of Nursing Updated:   10/26/2023 

This series coordinated by the Heilbrunn Family Center for Research Nursing at Rockefeller University is designed to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to participate in research, step by step. Each column will present the concepts that underpin evidence-based practice—from research design to data interpretation
Collection (use onsite access otherwise some articles are free - for others please log in by using LibKey. See LibKey Nomad-Video

General nursing research - support pages
Clinical research nurses - Nursing Times magazine journal (1-3 articles downloaded with a free registration)

Writing & Publishing

Writing for Publication for Nurses (English Edition)
An Easy-To-Follow Guide for Nurses. Copyright © 2000-2019 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., or related companies.

Research and Evidence Based articles and resources

Feature articles

If an artificial intelligence chatbot wrote a scientific article, how would we know?, 2023
Roger Watson,  Siobhan O’Connor. Nurse Author Ed. 2023; 33(1-2): 6-9.
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Crafting a meaningful nursing peer review, 2023
Jennifer Chicca, Teresa Shellenbarger. Nurse Author & Editor. Some Free content.
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Engaging nurses in research awareness using a new style of hospital journal club - a descriptive evaluation, 2022
Leonard A, Power N, Mayet S, Coetzee M, North N. Nurse Education Today. 108:105123, 2022 Jan.
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A practical guide to data analysis in general literature reviews, 2021
Rebecca Popenoe et al. Nordic Journal of Nursing Research. Volume 41, Issue 4, December 2021, Pages 175-186.
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Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach, 2013
Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan, Michael Coughlan, British Journal of Nursing, Online 2013.
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How to Do a Systematic Review: A Best Practice Guide for Conducting and Reporting Narrative Reviews, Meta-Analyses, and Meta-Syntheses, 2019  Andy P. Siddaway, Alex M. Wood, and Larry V. Hedges. Annual Review of Psychology 2019 70:1, 747-770
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Read a Paper
BMJ Education And Debate, (Article series, Trisha Greenhalgh.)

How to read a paper. Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about).
Greenhalgh, Trisha BMJ: British Medical Journal, 315:7102 (1997): 243.
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How to read a paper: Assessing the methodological quality of published papers
Trisha Greenhalgh. BMJ 1997; 315: 305 (Published 02 Aug 1997).
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How to read a paper: Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)
Trisha Greenhalgh, Rod Taylor. BMJ 1997; 315: 740 (Published 20 Sep 1997)
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How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. I: Different types of data need different statistical tests
Trisha Greenhalg, BMJ 1997.
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How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. II: “Significant” relations and their pitfalls
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Australian resources  AU  

Research evidence into practice - Methods
Joanna Briggs Institute

JBI Reviewer's Manual  JBI's description and methodology of planning and undertaking systematic reviews

The Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Evidence-based answers to clinical questions for busy clinicians.
Melbourne, Vic: The Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Southern Health
. Harris C & Turner T. 2011.
"This article goes through the process of developing your search question, doing your search and appraising the evidence identified.
PICO explanation". Excellent Workbook.
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Quick Links - Nursing Journals

Nurse Author & Editor

Nursing Journals Directory

The Nursing Journals Directory, a joint service of Nurse Author & Editor and INANE. The Directory is a joint service of INANE and Nurse Author & Editor, which is Edited by Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN. (Access - some free content). SVHM does not hold all journals - please check catalogue first.
Journal Directory List

Systematic review databases

Systematic Review database

Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library logo  see our library homepage/databases


Epistemonikos Database

Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence. It is a not for profit, open access database. Epistemonikos aim is to identify all of the systematic reviews relevant for health decision-making. The main focus is on systematic reviews and human indexers/searches as well as computer machine language searches across multiple databases to consolidate the evidence for systematic review topics.

Trip database, see Clinician's Health Channel


Seminars and podcasts

VCCC Alliance

The VCCC Alliance is a powerful partnership of 10 leading research, academic and clinical institutions, working together to fundamentally reshape the way we tackle cancer.

Training & education- workshop seminars

Australian Nursing Podcasts 2023
(by The Nurse Break Team | Feb 5, 2023 | Australian Nursing Blog, Graduates & Students, Leadership & Management, Nurse Educators, Nursing Podcasts) 
Infection Control Matters



Evidence based practice - library resources

eBooks and Print

Literature Searching - Developing a Clinical Question

Research- writing & evaluating


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