Conducting a Literature Review

For this Discussion, view the webinar in this week’s resources by a Walden University librarian on strategies to conduct a successful literature search. The webinar provides information on available databases, the use of search engines, and the selection of search terms. Then, you will conduct a literature search on research conducted in the last 5 years on the patient safety problem you identified in WEEK 1 TOPIC -DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS IN REGARDS TO PATIENT SAFETY

For the literature search, describe the following in your post:

  • The databases, search engines, and search terms you used in your literature search.
  • The number of research articles you found on your patient safety problem that were published in the last five years.
  • The challenges you encountered locating research articles and how you overcame them.
  • Who you would go to for help in your work setting if you needed help with a literature search.

Gray, J. R, & Grove, S. K. (2021). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (9th ed.). Elsevier.

  • Chapter 7, “Review of Relevant Literature” (pp. 152-169)
  • Chapter 9, “Ethics in Research” (pp. 190-233)

Walden University. (n.d.) Tutorial: Boolean searching (using and, or, not).


Walden University Library. (2019, June). Introduction to nursing research in the Walden Library