Research Database Assignment –Guidelines
I am to locate and document (5) research databases that relate to a significant clinical nursing issue of my choice. I have chosen: “WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MANDATORY OVERTIME ON PATIENT” CARE? The research databases may be labeled as such, or may be collections of research studies, reports, articles and/or findings that are not specifically called databases. Please note: Individual journals and journal articles do not meet the criteria for a research database, and therefore, do not qualify for this assignment.
1. Locate a total of five research databases or collections related to your topic. You may search for these in various locations, e.g., the Internet, an intranet at work, print publications, etc. You may NOT choose the databases such as MEDLINE, PUBMED (which also indexes MEDLINE), GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and CINAHL.
2. Instead, the expectation is to add to the knowledge of evidence-based sources. Government sites such as those at the National Institutes of Health offer collections of research on a variety of subjects. The key to choosing the databases is that each contains research-based evidence that also pertains to your topic of interest.
3. Review each database or collection to gather information to create a description for the assignment. Each description must:
a. identify the title of the research database;
b. describe the location of the research database in a way that a reader could find it. This could be a URL or an APA citation;
c. name owner or publisher of the source;
d. describe the research database. This must be in your own words and not copied and pasted from the original source. Include the purpose of the database and the subject matter it covers. This may be four or five sentences; and
e. explain how the research found in the database relates to my topic of interest “WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF MANDATORY OVERTIME ON PATIENT” This may be an additional paragraph, perhaps two or three sentences.
The following is an example of a description for JBI:
Title of source: Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery
Location of source (URL): www.joannabriggs.edu.au
Owner or publisher: Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery (JBI)
Describe (in your own words) the research database or collection of research including the purpose and the subject matter it covers:
The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international not-for-profit Research and Development Organization that provides evidence-based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. Those with membership are able to obtain evidence-based practice information from systemic reviews, evaluation reports, electronic journals, best-practice information, and consumer healthcare information.
Explain how the source relates to your topic of interest:
JBI is relevant to my topic of interest because it provides reports, systemic reviews, journal
Articles, and best-practice information on current issues in healthcare. Hospital
readmissions are a major issue in healthcare. The database had several resources
addressing the problem of hospital readmissions and identifying strategies for