Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017     Views: 31

If you are looking for sources on this topic, here are some electronic resources to conduct research.

For articles, go to the Database by Subject libguide linked below. This can also be accessed on the library homepage by clicking the Search Databases link with the magnifying glass icon in the Get Started section.

This libguide organizes databases by topic under the subject tabs at the top of the libguide. In this case select the Nursing tab.

You'll see a list of database links. 

I started with EBSCOhost CINAHL, the 3rd database. Click the link. When off campus you will be prompted to log into all databases with your last name and 7-digit COM ID.

To search the database, enter your search phrase into the top search bar. I used: brain AND pain. The capitalized AND tells the database to find articles that mention both words. Run your search. Of course you can try your own key words if you want.

From the result list, you can limit the articles to be more relevant. First, use the publication date tool on the left. To make the results within the past five years, use the scroll bar to adjust the date range.

Next, you can refine further by clicking the Subject: Major heading option. You'll see a short list of subjects with a blue Show More link. Click that link and in the dialog box that appears, check off all the relevant subject terms. Click the yellow update button when finished.

Another good database is Gale Health Reference Center Academic. I used the same search phrase and from the result list, you will use the tools on the right to refine. First, check the Full Text box. Then use the Custom Date Range option  so that the earliest articles are from 2012. Use the calendar that appears to change the year, then month, then click on the day. Do this for both dates.

You can use their subject tool also. Click the + to expand. The subjects are hyperlinked, so you can only use one at a time. Click on the one that seems the closest. I think Pain Management might be it from the few articles I looked at, but try others in case.

ProQuest Health & Medicine is also a great source. You will use the same procedures outlined above. The limiters are on the left. 

Below are links to the A-Z Databases libguide and How To libguides for each database mentioned here.

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