literature search

Get Ready: For this assignment, all of these criteria must be met:

  1. Methodology: There are many types of research methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, clinical practice guidelines, etc. For the purposes of this assignment, you must have a:
    1. Clinical Practice Guideline that contains info related directly to your PICO topic.
      1. The guideline may not match your PICO exactly, but the population and topic of interest need to be included.
    2. A point of care resource (UpToDate or DynaMed) that directly addresses the PICO question at hand.
  2. Dates: Publication date must be < 5 years old (however–if your topic does not have enough for these parameters then go backwards from there).  Always take most recent articles–then go backwards with publication date.  If you must go more than 5 years old, contact your faculty member for approval.
    1. For your Clinical Practice Guideline, it may have been written more than 5 years previously, but should have been “reaffirmed” within the last 5 years. If you can’t find a guideline less than 5 years old (authored or reaffirmed), please work with your faculty member.


  1. PDF copy of entire point of care article, and clinical practice guideline must be submitted with the assignment.
  2. English text
  3. Setting – U.S. studies are more generalizable to the US population (preferred), but international studies are permissible.

Fill out the attached Worksheet and submit with a PDF copy of each article



Literature Search

Week 5 Assignment CLC – EBP Literature Search/Appraisal of Evidence

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Locate no more than 10 research articles related to your EBP project.

Use the assigned Topic Material, “CLC: EBP Research Table,” to consolidate and present the findings. Pay attention to the prompts for each column.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.