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Institute of Health & Social Care Studies, Guernsey (Franchise): Institute Library resources

Starting Your Literature Search

If you're searching for up-to-date journal articles for your coursework there are several databases provided by the Institute Library in Guernsey.  Access the EBSCOhost platform (login and password can be obtained by contacting library staff) and select Choose Databases to choose from the available databases.  These include:

CINAHL Ultimate - this is the primary database for nursing literature

Medline Complete - medical database

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Education Source - education database

Literature searching & using databases

CINAHL: focusing on UK content

Critical appraisal of the evidence

Critical appraisal is the process of evaluating and interpreting evidence by systematically considering its validity, results and relevance.  The following resources should provide a useful introduction to this process: