How do I find evidence-based practice articles? Or nursing best practices?

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Begin your search in a nursing database:

In the search box, enter in the nursing topic that you are interested in, such as obstetrics or pediatrics. Then include the phrase "best practice" or "evidence-based", keeping the quotation marks around the words.  Best practices are informed by evidence, so try using both to see how if effects your search results. The words "best practice" may not show up in the article title, so be sure to read the abstract before passing by an article. 

Also, you can change the publication date range so that only articles published in the last two years are shown.

If you are struggling to tell the difference between evidence-based and scholarly research articles, check out the video below.

EBSCO search screen showing to use the publication date limiter on the left hand side

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  • Last Updated Jun 23, 2022
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  • Answered By Ashley Fyvie, Graduate Studies Librarian

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