allied health, alternative and complementary medicine,
1-ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source: this source offers a wide range of materials in nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and the likes. It has over 860 titles in full text and over 12,000 full-text dissertations indicative of arduous nursing scholarships. Additionally, it gives access to online reference books, training tools, and evidence-based nursing material from The Joana Briggs Institute. It’s a good source for training videos and cultural reports that helps with creating a better understanding of patient care.
· CINAHL Complete is one of the most reliable databases for nursing. It offers research tools and access to nursing and allied journals. It is comprised of more than 1300 journal titles and covers over fifty specialties in nursing. Also, it offers continuing education modules, research instruments, and evidence-based care sheets.
I believe these databases will help me find the best research articles for my EBP proposal.
2-The GCU Library offers very many sources and databases of information from which nurses can be able to get nursing information. The university has databases that they get peer reviewed journal articles. These databases include the CINAHL Complete and Cochrane Library (Grand Canyon University, n.d.). These two databases are well known for having scholarly articles and journals that are very good in evidence based practice. These databases are specifically for nursing and health sciences. These databases are very good sources of information and evidence based practice papers than other sources for certain reasons. One is that they guarantee scholarly articles that are peer reviewed. The sources only provide materials and articles that have been peer reviewed. These means that the information that they provide to the reader is credible and can be used in the practice. Peer reviewed scholarly articles show that the information in the journal has been reviewed by other experts in the field and therefore the information can be used in a research or in a hospital setting.
Another reason as to why these databases are better is that they are more specific to subject and topic. This means that no time is wasted in search of information that is to be used in the research or practice. At times, the researcher has to go very many volumes of journals so as to be able to find some information (Dvorkin & Sylvester, 2018). However, these databases are specific in that they provide information on certain disciplines of nursing and health sciences. This means that they are more specific to subject. Another advantage of using these sources is that they offer a wide range of options. They have very many articles from which a nurse can choose from and they can get credible information from any of them. This means that not only is the source credible it is also reliable and one can depend fully on it.
Dvorkin, J., & Sylvester, K. (2018). Sources: Credible and Incredible. Critical News Literacy, 108-119. doi:10.4324/9781351030069-10
Grand Canyon University. (n.d.). Journal Databases. Retrieved from http://library.gcu.edu/Database/Subject?subject=Nursing_And_Health_Sciences