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Literature Searches for Research in Nursing

Compiled by Stephanie Fridie

Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal, by Marilynn J. Wood & Janet C. Ross-Kerr. Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2006.  Pages 32-34 How to search the literature on your topic. Page 43 Where do you start your literature search? Pages 47-48 Recommended Readings.

Measurement in Nursing & Health Research, 4th ed., by C. F. Waltz, O. L. Strickland, & e. R. Lenz. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2010. Chapter 8, Measurement Issues in Qualitative Research by J. E. Jupcey. Pages 225-227 Overview of Qualitative Research.

Nursing Research: A Qualitative Perspective, 4th ed., by P. L. Munhall. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007. Chapter 26. Locating Qualitative Research Resources Online, by Ronald Chenail & Maureen Duffy. Pages 569 576.

Qualitative Research in Nursing: Advancing the Humanistic Imperative, by H. Speziale & D. Carpenter.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 2 The Conduct of Qualitative Research: Common Essential Elements. Pages 19 to 23. Page 26 Using the Literature Review and Pages 31 to 33 Summary & References.

Research for Advanced Practice Nurses: From Evidence to Practice, edited by M. Mateo & K. Kirchhoff.  New York: Springer Publishing Co., 2009. Chapter 2. General Searching: Finding Research Reports, by U. Dieterle & C. Hooper-Lane. Pages 13 to 41.

Reviewing Research Evidence for Nursing Practice: Systematic Reviews, edited by C. Webb & B. Roe. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2007. Chapter 17. Reflections on the Past, Present & Future of Systematic Reviews. Pages 257 258. Searching for Evidence.

American Nurses Association (ANA) Research Toolkit - Acquiring Information

ANA Research Toolkit Databases & Resources

ANA Research Toolkit Tutorials on Database Searching

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Stephanie Fridie

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