Check the Quality of your BREAD!
BREAD stands for:
Consider each of these issues when searching for articles to find the best available material.
Bedford, D. (2018) Nurses must consider which information to use and trust. Available at: https://www.nursingtimes.net/opinion/nurses-must-consider-which-information-to-use-and-trust-13-09-2018/
The library offers lots of workshops on critical thinking. We also have recordings of previous workshops which are available on the Academic Skills Hub and dedicated articles to get you thinking critically.
Here are some ideas on what makes a good keyword:
Think about who the population/ sample group. Are you looking for a particular age group, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, health issue etc.
It is important to remember that databases will only ever search for the exact term you put in, so don't panic if you are not getting the results you hoped for. Think about alternative words that could be used for each keyword to build upon your search.
The Library has access to several databases, which contain academic journal articles for you to search. Databases are usually the best way to find academic information of a good quality and academic rigor.
You can access our databases via the Portal. Go to the My Learning section and click on 'Online databases and academic journals'. If you have any questions about using or accessing the databases then feel free to get in touch.
The best databases for paramedic topics are:
You can also try:
All of these databases are available through EBSCOHost. You can also search them collectively by selecting the ‘Health Sciences databases’ option on EBSCOHost
Grey literature is the name given to any material which is published outside of the commercial/academic circle. It includes reports, guidelines, conference proceedings etc.
Places to find grey literature:
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