For this assignment, you will choose a broad topic (as provided by your instructor). The PICOT questions provided are intentionally very vague, and it is recommended that you narrow your focus on a particular aspect of the topic. You don't want to end up with 2,000 results to comb through! Instead, work on narrowing this down to a manageable number.
You will also need to limit your results to just articles from the past 5 years. You can do this by using the date of publication filter, found on the left side of your search screen.
If you are new to finding and accessing nursing research, we recommend reviewing the Searching Health Sciences Literature guide, which will walk you through the process.
The process for finding and accessing literature generally looks like this. For this particular assignment, you'll be focused on the first five steps, and won't be required to do any hand-searching or utilizing grey literature (such as unpublished clinical trials).