Tuesday, September 28, 2010

For Nurses: Conducting an Advanced Literature Search


The latest issue of AORN Journal includes a really great article for nurses on advanced literature searching in PubMed. The author details the advantages of using PubMed’s advanced search features such as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), search fields, and limits. The article also includes techniques for building an effective search by combining terms with AND, OR, & NOT.

Effectively conducting an advanced literature search.
Brusco JM.
AORN J. 2010 Sep;92(3):264-71.

Access to this article is available online or by request to all St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC employees through the Burlew Library Website.

Improving literature search skills is a good strategy for all nurses, but the process can be daunting. Staff at the Burlew Medical Library are available to help – whether you need training or prefer we provide you with a professional mediated literature search. St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC employees can contact us through the Burlew Library Website for more information.

21 comments:

Cyn Lynch said...

Greetings from PA! I am using your blog site as a resource for a Nursing Course I am taking titled "Emerging Trends in Healthcare Technology"- Ironically I was born and raised in So. Calif. and St. Joes is in my home town!
I have 2 initial inquiries: How often is your blog site accessed daily and do you see nurses becoming more interested in EBP nursing and research as they mature in their nursing careers or do you see the novice nurses more interested in EBP and literature research as part of their learning journey?

Cyn Lynch said...

Hi Danielle,
I am interested in how often the staff nurses utilize the resources available, such as the hosptial librarian(s) and research specialist (if there is one?) to help them carry out research and futher educational opportunities?

Cyn Lynch RN, BSN (MSN student)
Pennsylvania!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone respond to to the posts on this blog site?

Cyn Lynch said...

I have yet to see a response-it has great information, but the dialogue is weak.

Anonymous said...

I am using it for a school paper and the lack of response is making it very difficult. I agree it is a great source of information and I will continue to access. I even emailed Danielle and she did not respond. Maybe you and I will be the only bloggers on the site! Thanks for your response.

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