Your team will be conducting research as it relates to a topic selected from the Healthy People 2030 initiative. While all of your research will relate to nursing, Healthy People 2030 covers an array of health issues from family planning and nutrition to specific diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The groups targeted also vary in terms of age and gender. Some topics specifically address infants or children or adolescents. Others focus on health issues of older adults. These parameters may also come into play as sub-topics within a larger category, such as the reproductive effects of tobacco use on women. The subject or sub-topic you and your group are researching will help guide your selection of which databases to utilize in your research. This guide endeavors to help you make those selections.
Browse Healthy People 2030 topics.
When choosing a database, it helps to know something about it. These questions may assist you:
Many databases, especially those which aggregate results from many sources such as OneSearch, also include the following types of information:
You also need to be aware that not every article in a database will link to the full text of the article. Some articles are merely indexed and full content will have to be locate elsewhere.
This is why it's important for you as a researcher to learn to use the filters or limits that are available in databases to narrow your search to the specific type of information you want to use.