As a type of article, a review article summarizes research in a particular field of field of study. A helpful guide to writing review articles is available at: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1003149
It will be easier to narrow your search if you define a specific patient population. As an example, if you are working on sucide prevention, possible populations would be "adolescents enrolled in school" or "elderly commuity residents."
Peer reviewed articles are written by experts in the field and reviewed by other experts. Articles that pass peer review and are published should have sound research design. Peer Reviewed articles in the health sciences will generally be divided into sections. Generally, these sections will be:
- Abstract - summarizes the paper
- Introduction - Gives background to the question addressed in the paper
- Methods - Describes how the study was conducted
- Results - Presents the data produced by the study
- Discussion - Interprets the data
- Conclusion - Wraps p the paper, may present recommendations for further work or application of findings
- References - Works cited or used in preparing the paper
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Covers all areas of medicine and health. Offers a limit for peer-reviewed articles. Designed for students.
Covers all areas of medicine, nursing, biochemistry, genetics, veterinary science, and more. Offers a limit for review articles. Designed for doctors and researchers.
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Covers nursing, public health, community health, health education, and other allied health fields. Offers a limit for peer reviewed articles and academic journals. Designed for nurses and other allied health professionals.
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Go to PubMed Clinical Queries - link will open a new window or tab
The Clinical Queries utility simplifies identifying articles related to therapy for a particular contition. Enter your terms and click "Search."
Search results will display articles related to "therapy," which can include any number of intervention stategies, in the left column. You can narrow the results in teh dropdown. The middle column is "systematic reviews." These are carefully prepared summaries of the current research on the topic.