"This collection of articles was authored by faculty from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved.
The purpose of this series is to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. Articles appeared every two months to allow time for staff to incorporate information as they worked toward implementing EBP at their institutions."
"Evidence-Based Practice(EBP)is a problem solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved.
The purpose of this series it to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. " -
-from "Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry," the first article in the series.
Click on the ACRL logo above to access ACRL's Evaluating Journals Toolkit
Provides considerations for determining Journal Quality
Link to a checklist to support evaluation of Journal Quality
Links to additional tools and websites that help determine Journal Quality
"The Toolkit was designed to provide its users with a basic understanding of scholarly communication issues in the context of their impact upon libraries. For every issue covered here, users will find a brief introduction to the issue along with links to additional resources that have been curated and reviewed for relevancy, currency, and accuracy. Users will also find various tools, presentations, handouts and other takeaways that they can utilize as they develop their own local resources."
Summary shared from our fellow Ascension Librarian in Tennessee.
Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it?
Must enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'.
Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in PubMed to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.
Template for documenting the work of rapid reviews with tabs for PICO / Search Terms, Databases searches, Summary Table, Synthesis table. Created by Aida Smith (Aida.Smith@ascension.org). Used by permission.
You've been asked you to limit your research to peer reviewed articles. What does this mean?
Peer review is the process by which research is assessed for quality, relevancy, and accuracy.
In a peer reviewed, or refereed journal, each manuscript submitted to the publisher is first reviewed anonymously by a group of experts - peers in the same field of study. These reviewers assess the quality of the research, the accuracy of the findings, and the relevancy of the research to the journal or profession.
Are also known as scholarly or refereed articles
Are written by experts in the field
Are written for other researchers/scholars
Are reviewed by the scholar's peers to determine whether they are high-quality pieces of work
Use terms and language that are discipline-specific
Usually include in-text citations and a bibliography of cited sources
May include graphs, charts, etc., related to the topic
Are published by a professional organization or society, university, research center, or scholarly press
Peer Review in 3 Mins
Peer Review - PubMed & Medline
(Brought to us by the Ascension Wisconsin Librarians)
Good news! Most of the journals in the Medline subset of PubMed/Medlineare peer reviewed.
Generally speaking, if you find a journal citation inPubMed/Medlineyou should be just fine. Be sure to limit to theMedline subsetwithin PubMed. However, as you can see in the PubMed FAQ below, there is no way to limit your results within thePubMedor Ovid Medline to knock out the few publications that are NOT considered refereed titles.
If you use search techniques designed forevidence-based practice, you should be ok, since peer review is baked into the best evidence process. Science is about consensus.