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Using the following table—search the 5 databases based on your PICOT Question—under findings note the number of relevant articles found—under features discuss what you liked about that database. ON the discussion board summarize your search—attach your chart for those that would like to see your search.

Exploring the Literature

Picot Question: For elderly over age 65, does educating healthcare professionals about ageism positively or negatively impact functional ability during the elderly’s stay in institutionalized setting

Research Tool Search Tips Search Terms & Limits Findings Features

CINAHL is an SSU subscription-only resource that offers full text access to;336 scholarly journals and indexes over 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

  • Look at the Major Subject Heading in the Full Record
  • Use the Limits Feature:
    • Example: Publication Type=Systematic Review
  • Try the CINAHL Heading search:
Keyword search:


CINAHL Heading search:



PubMed is a free health science citation & abstracts index from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

  • Look at MeSH Terms in Full Record
  • Use the Limits Feature:
    • Examples: Article Type=Meta-Analysis; Age=All Adult
  • Look for the open access Free articles!
Keyword search:


MESH search:


Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library provides access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews.Full text of reviews are subscription only.Index/summaries are a public resource.

  • Use the Simple Search and the Advance Search Features
  • Allows you to search with MeSH Terms
  • Check out the New Reviews

Browse reviews by topic

Keyword search:



MESH search:


National Guidelines


The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence- based clinical practice guidelines.

  • Detailed search provides limits and advance search features
  • Browse by Disease/Condition or Treatment/Intervention
  • Add guidelines to “My Collection” and select Compare Guidelines to view side-by-side comparisons of principle data
Keyword search:

Also browse by:

TRIP Database

TRIP is a clinical search engine to locate publicly available clinical evidence.

  • Limit to:
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Guidelines-US
Keyword search:


Other Databases:


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