You are interested in strategies that may be utilized to promote smoking cessation among pregnant adolescents.
1. Identify and list all combinations of key words that you would use to search the relevant research literature for information regarding the current state of knowledge regarding your topic.
2. Develop 1 PICOT question using your search terms.
3. Utilizing the library and perform an electronic search using these key words in the following databases: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, and PubMed.
***(A). What is the total number of articles listed from each database searched? Include a description of your search method. The description of your search should contain sufficient information to enable another to replicate your search. So describe completely what you did and how you narrowed or expanded the search. Your final list should yield articles in the last 5 years and US or Canada database.***
***(B). The purpose of the literature search is to create a list of references that you can use to promote smoking cessation strategies for pregnant adolescents. Therefore the number of articles must be manageable. If after searching CINHAL, MEDLINE and PubMed, you have a list of hundreds [or thousands] of references, you should realize that you couldn’t possibly read all of them. It is OK to say how many you find on your first attempt but then you need to go further and refine your search to produce a manageable list. If your first search yields huge amounts of data, go back and narrow the search terms. **