Answered By: Chris Williams
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 16

Good morning,


If you don't mind my asking, what resources have you been using to look for articles?

Your first article, "Recent advances in the management of acute diarrhoea," is published in Nurse Prescribing. Nurse Prescribing mentions peer-review in its submission guidelines. Peer-reviewed publications forward a submitted article to an expert in the field, who would then analyze the content to determine its accuracy before it could be published. This results in a high level of scrutiny and is the accepted system for getting an academic article published. The other article,"Prevention and control of Clostridium Difficile infection," is published in Nursing Older People. The publisher of Nursing Older People, RCN Publishing, notes its use of double-blind peer-review.

Both articles seem like they should be reliable resources.

If you have not found this already, you should check out the Health Sciences databases available from HGTC. I found several articles on your topic by searching for "Clostridium difficile AND diarrhea" in Cinahl Plus Full Text (in the list of Health Sciences Databases). You might start just by typing in "Clostridium difficile" and browsing a few articles, then get more specific. You can limit the search to "Academic Journals" by checking a box on the left, so that should help you find more trustworthy sources. Please feel free to contact us again if you require more assistance.


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