There is increasing use of research-based resources in the health care fields. Evidence-based healthcare practice relies upon research-based resources, and many academic programs at the University emphasize the use of research materials by students.
In PubMed, searches can be filtered for systematic reviews, reviews, meta-analysis, and clinical trials.
In CINAHL, you can limit a search to research. After retrieving search results, click on the Show More link in the left-side menu labled Refine Your Results . From the pop-up window of search limits, check the box next to Research Article.
For other databases, such as Science Citation Index, there is no way to limit only to research materials. Use a record's title, abstract, and subject headings to determine if it is research. Look for such things as: