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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000446779.99522.f6
Systematic Reviews, Step by Step

Systematic Reviews: Constructing a Search Strategy and Searching for Evidence

Aromataris, Edoardo PhD; Riitano, Dagmara BHSC, BA

Continuing Education
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Overview: This article is the third in a new series on the systematic review from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review—one step at a time. This article details the major considerations surrounding search strategies and presents an example of a search using the PubMed platform (

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