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What is a literature search?
A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.
Why do we do literature searches?
- Create research proposals
- Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
- Gather information for presentations
- To make a clinical decision
If you cannot access an article, don't pay for it. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) instead.
If the library doesn't have access to the article you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and we will order it for you and send you a digital copy.
In most instances there is no fee for this service.
Steps for acquiring evidence
- Identify a clinical problem
Create a well-defined research question [using PICO
- Select most likely resources (databases)
- Tailor search strategy to database(s)
Save search & export results to reference manager
APA Citation Style
APA Guidelines - 7th Edition by Quick reference guide to the 7th edition of the American Psychological Association's publication manual for rules of punctuation, reference citation, structure and format in 6 laminated handy pages filled with the answers you need for these commonly used guidelines. This style guide is used largely in academics, psychology, communications, business, nursing, social sciences, criminology, education, economics and more. Having a quick reference handy can speed up the writing and editing process allowing the writer to focus on the quality of the paper, ensuring a better grade if you are a student or a more professionally clean article or paper if writing for publication in your field. For the convenience and benefit of increasing the quality of your writings, the price makes it easy to add this to your writers toolbox. 6 page laminate guide includes: What is APA Style? Scientific Writing Manuscript Structure & Content Clear & Concise Writing The Mechanics of Style Visuals & Results Paper Format with Sample Paper Citing Sources in the Text with Examples Reference Type List Sample Reference List Publication Process Suggested uses: Students - Handy reference while writing papers, collect the set of guides you need for your classes to easily switch between styles Professors/Teachers - Keep handy while writing for academic journals in your subject area Professionals - Use while writing academic articles or papers for publication
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
Subjects: Allied Health
, Citation Management
, Clinical Care/Decision
, Evidence Based Practice
, Library Resources
, Occupational Therapy
, Physical Therapy
, Research & Support
, Respiratory Care