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Adult Nursing

Dissertation Support Tutorials

These tutorials will get you started on your dissertations.  If you want to book an appointment for one-to-one support, email, stating your course or programme of study.  

Remember it is important to follow the guidelines set down in your assessment brief and talk to your supervisor for guidance and advice.  


Tutorial 1:  Getting your research underway.





Tutorial 2: Planning your research 



Tutorial 3: Running your search



Systematic Reviews

For information about Systematic Reviews use this LibGuide

Systematic Reviews 

PRISMA Check List and Flow Chart

PRISMA  Checklist

The checklist outlines the content to include in your systemtatic review, the title, abstract, methods, results, discussion and funding.


PRISMA Flowchart 2020 

The flowchart shows  the number of records identified, included and excluded, and the reasons for exclusions.




This is the older version of PRISMA.  It is simpler than the 2020 version




To see a completed Prisma diagram, try a google search

Audit Trail

 An example of an Audit Trail for a search.  You may need to type in different searches for each databases as appropriate