Six-page PDF steps the reader through the common parts of any scientific study with follow-up questions to guide understanding.
Targeted to nursing students, but appropriate to anyone researching in the health sciences, this article, published in Nursing Standard in 2005, covers the "how" and "why" of conducting a literature review.
It recommends some of the same allied health databases available at CFCC.
RESEARCH ARTICLES ARE WRITTEN TO
RESEARCH ARTICLES ARE READ TO
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