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Nursing (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 and select Choose Databases to choose from the available databases.  These include:

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text - this is the primary database for nursing literature

Medline with Full-Text - medical database

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

SocINDEX WITH Full-Text - covers sociology and related disciplines

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: