Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, cinahl, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM. The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses: Revised 2012. Designs original research studies to address gaps in the literature. A research paper involves surveying a field of knowledge in order to find the best possible information in that field. Discriminates between valid and invalid reasons for modifying evidence-based practice. A research paper analyzes a perspective or argues a point.
Acknowledges the use of information sources in communicating the product or performance. Selects, analyzes, organizes, summarizes and/or synthesizes, and integrates the new and prior information, including raw data,"tions and paraphrasings, in a manner that supports the purposes of the product. Follows hipaa guidelines to ensure protection of health care information. Outcomes Include: Maintains and reviews a journal or log of activities related to the information seeking, evaluating, and communicating process to discover potential areas to target for process improvement. Assesses the quantity, quality, accuracy, currency, and relevance of the search results and the limitations of the information retrieval systems or investigative methods, to determine whether alternatives should be sought and utilized. Communicates the product effectively to others. Association of College and Research Libraries. Constructs a search strategy using appropriate commands for the information retrieval system selected (e.g., Boolean operators, truncation, and adjacency; internal organizers such as indexes for books). Identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information. Standard Three The information literate nurse critically evaluates the procured information and its sources, and as a result, decides whether or not to modify the initial query and/or seek additional sources and whether to develop a new research process. This process included an extensive review of library and nursing literature; study of nursing standards used for accreditation; examining documents respected by nursing professionals and academics; as well as consultation with nursing faculty and library colleagues. Recognizes the secondary sources of nursing: Reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, evidence summaries, or guidelines.