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Original version appeared in the following article:

McGrath, J. M., Brown, R. E., & Samra, H. A. (2012). Before you search the literature: how to prepare and get the most out of citation databases. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 12(3), 162-170.

Date of Submission

August 2018


The Search Process Checklist is a tool that is used in instructional sessions with nurses in reference to evidence-based practice and literature searching. It is intended as a reference handout.

It is under a creative commons license. If you would like a version that can be rebranded for your organization to use, please contact the author for an editable version.


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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

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