Two GCU Library scholarly databases

Identify two GCU Library scholarly databases that will help you find the best research articles to support your EBP proposal. Discuss why these two databases are better than Google Scholar or a general Internet search.

Two GCU scholarly databases that will aid me in finding the most valuable research articles for my evidence-based practice proposal would be Cochrane and CINAHL. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. The CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (the systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials. Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy and are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. They may either investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, or alternatively may assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. A unique feature of Cochrane Reviews is that they are living documents in that they are updated with new evidence that emerges (Poryo, Khosrawikatoli, Abdul-Khaliq & Meyer, 2017). They were conceived as electronic publications from the outset and designed to take advantage of features unique to electronic publishing. CINAHL Database provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Literature covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. In addition, CINAHL Database provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals and book chapters. It includes full-text journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments and clinical trials (Morrison-Beedy & Melnyk, 2012).


Morrison-Beedy, D., & Melnyk, B. M. (2012). Intervention Research: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Funding. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company

Poryo, M., Khosrawikatoli, S., Abdul-Khaliq, H., & Meyer, S. (2017). Potential and Limitations of Cochrane Reviews in Pediatric Cardiology: A Systematic Analysis. Pediatric Cardiology, 38(4), 719–733.

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