Answered By: Kathryn Park Last Updated: May 13, 2015 Views: 150
The definitive nursing database is CINAHL, but we have others that cover medical issues as well. You can access CINAHL and all our nursing databases from the Health & Nursing tab in the Databases LibGuide. If you select EBSCO: All Health, Nursing & Medical Databases you will have the option to limit results to scholarly (peer reviewed) resources so that's the option I recommend.
Since you are essentially searching two different topics, LVN and RN, the best approach to your search is to:
- Start with the phrase scope of nursing practice.
- Limit to peer reviewed under the Limit Your Results box.
- Limit to full text under the Limit Your Results box.
- Limit dates. As a nursing student you should not use anything older than 5 years.
- At this point you may be able to pick out enough articles that cover both RN and LVN.
- Add LVN the search box after scope of nursing practice to get all articles that focus on LVN.
- When you have found enough articles on LVN, replace LVN with RN to get all articles that focus on RN.
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