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Finding Articles

This guide walks you through how to form a research question. You should refer to this guide before our search strategies guide.

The Research Process

Research may sound intimidating, but it's actually pretty simple when you break it down.  Fortunately, there is a straightforward process you can follow.  To understand more about research, peer-reviewed journals, and evidence-based practice, take a look at our What is Research? guide.

The health care research process should always follow the same steps.

  1. Identify the research problem
  2. PICO
  3. Formulate a research question
  4. Search for evidence
  5. Evaluate evidence to find answers