9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005

P21 - Searching for evidence

The poster shows searching for evidence for nursing and allied health professionals using primary and secondary sources. Primary sources include research articles; secondary sources include systematic reviews, standards of practice, clinical consensus, practice guidelines, etc.  The technique for comprehensive searching of the literature in bibliographic databases is outlined. An algorithm of the ideal search strategy is included with the scope and coverage of the CINAHL (the Nursing and Allied Health) database and other appropriate bibliographic databases and Web resources. The evaluation of sources and the literature retrieved is shown.