Write an introduction to the partial literature review. This sets the stage for the reader to understand why your issue is of concern. It informs the reader as to why this issue is a problem and why it should be studied. The search history is a paragraph about how you found the literature you used. A reader should be able to take your basic history and find approximately the same articles.
The introduction will include a description of your search history.
Using APA formatting write 23 pages (excluding the title page), providing introductory and background information about your topic of interest and your search history.
See the rubric (below) for the content that needs to be included in the introduction.
Turn in the following (all bundled in a single file):
Introduction (remember that APA does not use “Introduction” as a heading level)
Search history (includes library and data bases searched, key words used, number of articles found, number of articles selected, and the reason articles were excluded or included as well as the final number retrieved).
In an outline format, lay out the rest of the literature review. Use short sentences and be clear as well as concise. (Suggested outline format with headings: Integration of Evidence, Theme I, Theme II, Theme III, Critique of Evidence, Gaps in Evidence, Comparison to Your Own Practice, Conclusion.)
Reference list with all works cited in APA format
Scope and significance of the problem (background info: facts, prevalence, statistics, etc.)
Significance to nursing/nurses (Why is this an important question/topic for nursing?)
Personal connection to the problem/issue/question (Why are you interested in the topic?)
Restate PICO question
Describe your search history (includes library and databases searched, key words used, number of articles found, number of articles selected, and the reason articles were excluded or included as well as the final number retrieved)
APA format (title page, heading, citations, reference list)
Spelling, grammar, editing
Writing (topic sentences, clarity, logical flow, careful paraphrasing, no use of quoted material)
Rest of literature review is outlined.