The database opens in the Advanced Search screen. Scroll down to Limit Your Results. You can select options (click to check boxes) including:
Clicking the checkbox for the search option Evidence-Based Practice searches the Special Interest field for the value "Evidence-Based Practice." Applying this limiter allows you to limit results to:
Further down on the left, under the Special Interest menu, is " Evidence-Based Practice." With your options set, type your search term(s) in the Find boxes and click on the Search button. (You probably will not want to try them all together-you may need to experiment with one or the other.)
Find “Publication Type,” use the pull-down menu and find Systematic Review, Case Study, or Clinical Trial. Click on one of them at a time. (Both methods can be used together, but you may not receive as many hits as when you use them on separate searches.)
At the default search screen, enter your search term(s) The more search terms you connect with AND, the fewer results you should get, as the search is narrowed. This is true for most databases.
Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus
Opens to the Advanced Search page by default. Under Limits, on the right side, under Point of Care, select Evidence-Based Healthcare, then type in your search term(s).
Nursing and Allied Health Source
Click on the tab for Advanced Search. Look for Search Options underneath the search boxes. Scroll down to Document Type and select the checkbox for Evidence-Based Healthcare.
From the Library's databases, under Title Listing, select PubMed (Medline). Use the NLM search, which contains links to available articles. (Not all are available from JSU. You will still have to check the catalog for journal access at times.) In the center of the page, under the heading PubMed Tools, click on Clinical Queries. Type in your search terms, connected by AND, to narrow the search. Results are displayed in three columns. Or type your search terms in the box at the top of page, click Search, then narrow the search by selecting filter(s), such as Systematic Reviews, on the left sidebar under Article Types.
Searching for Evidence
Houston Cole Library provides access to several online databases useful for finding evidence-based literature. PubMed and CINAHL are premier databases for nursing. The Cochrane Library and Joanna Briggs Institute provide access to systematic reviews, the highest level of evidence. NGC offers summaries of EBP clinical practice guidelines.
Database Search Tips and Techniques
Tips for PICO Searching
PICO searching tips adapted from Florida Gulf Coast University PICO/EBP LibGuide, https://fgcu.libguides.com/EBP/pico
and University of Wyoming Libraries PICOT Tutorial LibGuide, https://uwyo.libguides.com/c.php?g=97822&p=632161
Controlled Vocabulary, Thesaurus, (or the way terms are indexed in the database)
For more information on CINAHL Subject Headings, see http://guides.lib.uw.edu/c.php?g=345599&p=2596668
For more on searching PubMed using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), see PubMed 10 Tips, from UNC Health Sciences Library. Tip 7 is Using PubMed http://guides.lib.unc.edu/c.php?g=8404&p=637036