searching databases | NURS 6052 – Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice | Walden University
In order to increase the rigor and effectiveness of my database search for this PICO(T) question, I would use additional filters such as age range, study population size, and geographical location when conducting a keyword search in order to narrow my results. Additionally, I could employ advanced searching techniques such as truncation symbols and Boolean operators (e.g., AND/OR/NOT) which would further refine my results by limiting irrelevant material. Finally, I could expand upon my existing list of sources by utilizing citation tracking software or journal indexes like Google Scholar in order to uncover more relevant references related to my research query (Gibaldi & Achtert 1984).
Gibaldi Jr., J., & Achtert WS (1984). MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: The Modern Language Association Of America