This guide to doing a Literature Review for clinical research concentrates on searching library databases in medicine and health sciences for research articles and systematic review articles appropriate to the student's project.
Recommended databases from the UC Library Medicine Health Sciences database collection
Two Search Strategies
Brief video demonstrating pre-search limits: RESEARCH in CINAHL
Brief video demonstrating pre-search limits: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW in CINAHL
Brief video demonstrating limits by keyword searching: RESEARCH in MEDLINE
Brief video demonstrating limit by publication type: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW/META-ANALYSIS in MEDLINE
Darlison, L., Mckinley, D., & Moore, S. (2014). Findings from the National Mesothelioma Experience Survey. Cancer Nursing Practice, 13(3), 32-38.
Kim, M., & Yoon, H. (2011).
de Almeida, S., & Shumaker, S. D. (2011). Incidence of Post-Dural Puncture Headache in Volunteers. Headache: The Journal of Head & Face Pain, 51(10), 1503-1510.
Sparrow, D., Gottlieb, D., & Fielding, R. (2011). Increases in muscle strength and balance using a resistance training program administered via a telecommunications system in older adults. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences And Medical Sciences, 66(11), 1251-1257
Kimberley, T., Samargia, S., & Lang, C. E. (2010). Comparison of amounts and types of practice during rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 47(9), 851-861.
Systematic Reviews (and Meta Analysis)
Surkitt, L. D., Ford, J. J., Hahne, A. J., Pizzari, T., & McMeeken, J. M. (2012). Efficacy of Directional Preference Management for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 92(5), 652-665.
Bieck, T., & Phillips, S. (2010). Appraising the evidence for avoiding lotions or topical agents prior to radiation therapy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14(1), 103-105
Sections of a Research Based Article.
Clinical Research Areas of Interest in Nursing