Welcome to the research guide designed especially for students in the RN-to-BSN program at Goodwin University. Information posted here will be aimed at answering the most frequent questions the library gets from students in your program, so you should check here first if you get stuck doing research for an assignment. Of course, no guide can answer all your questions, so feel free to contact a reference librarian.
The following information can be found on this guide:
For tough research questions, it may be best to contact your Embedded Librarian, Cynthia Hunt, directly; you can find her contact information to the left of this page.
Health Sciences Databases
These databases contain varying levels of evidence. Ranging from expert opinions to systematic reviews and meta analyses, these health sciences databases are the best place to start your search. Most of the information in these databases has been peer-reviewed, but most articles have not been evaluated by experts to determine the strength of the evidence. This is called unfiltered information.
Evidence-Based Practice Databases
Many evidence-based practice groups publish their findings online.
You can also search for specific Publication Types or Article Types like Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, Guideline, or Randomized Controlled Trial in Health Sciences Databases like:
Other Useful Databases
These databases are not focused on nursing, but they may also be useful depending on your topic. This information will also be unfiltered because it has not been appraised by experts.