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NSG 350: Research in Nursing

Recommended Research Article databases

Search Strategy Builder

Search Strategy Builder


The Search Strategy Builder is a tool designed to teach you how to create a search string using Boolean logic. While it is not a database and is not designed to input a search, you should be able to cut and paste the results into most databases’ search boxes.

  Concept 1 / P AND Concept 2 / I AND Concept 3 / C,O
Name your core concepts here    
Search terms Search terms Search terms

List alternate terms for each concept.

These can be synonyms, or they can be specific examples of the concept.

You can use single words, or phrases with quotation marks,
or truncated words with the *


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Now copy and paste the above Search Strategy into a database search box.

The Search Strategy Builder was developed by the University of Arizona Libraries(CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).

Recommended Condition / Disease Background Resources

These databases are great for background information and evidence-based treatment recommendations for specific diseases or conditions.

Finding Additional Research Articles

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