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Nursing resources and subject guides for faculty and students

In this section of the nursing subject guide you will learn about topics and find resources related to asking answerable questions and searching the literature to answer questions about patient care, quality improvement or for research. Choose from the sub-menu on the left (based on the 5-step EBP diagram below):

  • STEP1: Ask Module: complete this module to learn how to ask questions more clearly to improve your search results
  • STEP 2: Search Modules
    • Basic: complete this module to learn how to plan and conduct a search using keywords in the following resources (but can apply to any resource that uses keywords searching)
      • Scopus
      • Google Scholar
      • UpToDate
    • Intermediate: complete this module to learn how to plan and conduct a search using subject headings in the following databases (but can be applied to any database that uses subject headings)
      • Ovid Medline
      • Cinahl
  • STEP 3: Appraise Module: find appraisal tools at basic (CRAAP test), intermediate (generic appraisal) and advanced (by methodology) levels

What is Evidence-Informed Practice?

Evidence-Based Practice | Evidence-Informed Practice

"Evidence based practice is a problem solving approach to clinical decision making that incorporates a search for the best & latest evidence, clinical expertise & assessment, and patient preference values within a context of caring" Mazurek Melnyk et al, 2005

The Five Steps:
This is an iterative process!


Additional reading:

Woodbury, M.G. et al (2014). Evidence-based Practice vs Evidence-Informed Practice: What's the difference? Wound Care Canada. 12(1). 

Contact the nursing liaison librarian

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Francesca Frati
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering
Macdonald-Stewart Library Building
809 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Québec H3A 0C1
(514) 398 1277

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