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A good place to start for background information. Contains links to medical information and resources.
Tips to help with reading a research article
Read the abstract. Look for the purpose of the article, methods, results, and the authors' conclusion about the research.
Skim the headings and look for any charts or graphs in the article. Can you understand the charts or graphs? If not, is there someone you can ask for help? Or, is there another article that might be easier to read?
Ask questions about the article before you read it.
Read the article and take notes if necessary. Try to answer your questions.
Article database covering the fields of nursing and allied health. CINAHL also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outline the most effective treatment options.
The most comprehensive medical database. This resource covers medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, biomedical research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. This public version provides a Clinical Queries search interface.