Nursing and the allied health professions are found within the larger disciplines of medicine and science. While Medicine and the Sciences are not the same discipline, they do value the same general ideas in their professional writing.
Readers in both Medicine and Science value:
Current references and sources; the more current the better.
Processes and measurements that can be reproduced. In both of these fields practitioners and theorists would like to try to achieve similar results, so share your methodology clearly.
Proof of conclusions. It is important to show how you arrived at your thinking by examining your thinking clearly in your writing.
Application to the field of study: how will this information apply to the practice of nursing or respiratory therapy? What are the challenges of implementing evidence-based medicine within the specific field?
Nursing and most of the other allied health programs at TCC will find current articles in the following databases.
Databases with health-related resources:
Save time searching multiple databases:
Several of the databases in the list above are all produced by EBSCOhost. It is often efficient to search more than 1 EBSCOhost database at the same time. See the video below for a very quick lesson on how to set up that all-in-one search.
This short video (2:40 mins) shows you how to save time searching EBSCOhost databases. Please note that the names of the databases might differ, but the concept is still the same.
Links to research guides
These are links to research guides created here at TCC either for a specific discipline or program or for a specific assignment. They will give you a little deeper understanding of what instructors might require.
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