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How do I find articles on how to critique nursing research?

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Thanks for your recent question about how to critique nursing research. The CINAHL with Full Text database provides one option for locating articles that describe how to critique nursing research. Please try the following steps:   


  • From the Library home page, click Articles & More to access the Databases page. 
  • Click the letter C on the Jump to menu, then click CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCOhost) to access the database. (When you are off-campus, after you click the database name you will be asked to type your Kean Library Barcode.)  
  • Click CINAHL Headings (at the top of the page) to access the database thesaurus. 
  • Run the following search to find articles that discuss how to critique nursing research articles:

    1. Type these words in the search box:   nursing research

    2. Click Relevancy Ranked.

    3. Click Browse.

    Click the checkbox next to the heading Research, Nursing to display more information (subheadings) related to this heading.  
    5. Browse the 
    Subheadings available for the CINAHL heading Research, Nursing (listed toward the right-hand side of this screen), and select the subheadings that are relevant for your research. For instance, click the checkbox to the left of the subheading Evaluation/EV (which most closely represents the concept of "critique").

    6. Click the checkbox below the heading Major Concept on the far right-hand side of the screen.

    Click the green Search Database button immediately above the Major Concept heading in order to search the CINAHL database for articles that focus on how to evaluate or critique nursing research.     

    Scroll down the results list and click any article title to access the article’s citation and abstract (summary). If available, click links for PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text to access full-text articles. If full-text links are not available for an article, click the Full Text Finder button to search for full text availability through other library databases.



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