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Search Strategies: How to Find Research Articles

This guide explains why and how you can find trustworthy, relevant research articles to use in your papers and evidence-based practice.

Where to Start

Welcome to our search strategies guide!  This guide will show you how to conduct an effective search of peer-reviewed journals in our research databases.


Before you move on, make sure you've learned about research and evidence-based practice, as well as chosen a research topic.  You'll need to understand the PICO method for this tutorial, so if you haven't already, learn how to use PICO.


Once you've found articles, the next step is to evaluate evidence to make sure it answers your research question.