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NURS 3030: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

This guide is designed to assist BSN students in the NURS 3030 course at The University of Toledo. It provides step-by-step guidance on formulating a PICO(T) question and implementing a database search strategy to find evidence in support of a PICO(T) que

Database Search Assignment Information

One of your course requirements in NURS 3030 is the completion of a Database Search Assignment.

Complete details about this assignment can be found in the NURS 3030 Blackboard course site. 

Database Search Sessions

  • To support students in gaining the necessary information literacy skills to complete this assignment, Nursing Librarian Jodi Jameson will be holding Database Search Sessions with students from January 16 - February 9. 
  • 90-minute sessions will be held at the Mulford Library on the HSC in Room 506 (the 5th Floor Computer Lab)
  • Sign-up for a session by following the link below:

Prior to your Database Search Session (preferably 24 hours before)

  • Complete and submit the PICO(T) Question Form assignment in Blackboard (this assignment is located in the NURS 3030 Blackboard course site)
  • For assistance and guidance in developing a PICO(T) question, please see the PICO(T) Question page or contact Jodi for assistance ( | 419.383.5152)

Database Search Assignment

  • During the Database Search Sessions, Jodi will provide instruction on completing the assignment worksheet you will use for documenting your keyword search for your PICO(T) Question