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NUR 311: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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Before you begin searching . . . what technique are you going to use?

  1. Break down your topic into key terms and phrases.
    1. ​Example: If you are interested in researching how nursing shortages will affect patient care in the United States, then your key terms (or keywords) will be: "nursing shortages," "United States," and "patient care."
  2. It is important to use quotation marks around more than one word when you want to locate resources specifically on a given phrase. Otherwise you very well will see results that include "united" and "states," but not be about the United States.