When your instructor or supervisor says "search the nursing literature," you've only scratched the surface unless you search discipline-specific databases.
Google uses a search algorithm based on popularity and common search terms. It finds individual articles - it does not index ALL articles published in ALL journals. Nursing databases like CINAHL are comprehensive indexes of the Nursing literature. This means they provide access to information about EVERY article in EVERY scholarly and professional Nursing journal.
In other words, Google makes the easy part easier. But Nursing databases like CINAHL make the hard part easier!
Use CINAHL and follow the search tips provided in this guide to find the kinds of articles your instructor wants you to find.
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