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Searching the Literature: A Guide for Nurses : Step 5: Choose a Database

Research is like building a house: you are going to need more than 1 tool to do the job right. In addition to the usual health sciences databases, consider other disciplines that might be interested in your area of research and survey them as well. For instance, many of your PICOT questions will have elements of interest to the field of Psychology. Be sure to check Psychology databases too.

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