Search Engines & Databases

What databases are you using to identify the articles for your Weekly Article Summary assignment? What keywords and parameters are you using for your search? Have they been effective in finding articles that are relevant to your clinical practice? 

Submission Instructions:

  • Create a one-page power-point slide and post it under the discussion. References are not required for your original post.  Your initial post is worth 5 points.
  • You should respond to at least two of your peers and include a reference that is appropriate to their topic. Your reply posts are worth 5 points (1 point per response, 3 points for APA).
  • Quotes “…” cannot be used at a higher learning level for your assignments, so sentences need to be paraphrased and referenced.
  • Reference must be a research article from a peer-reviewed journal, published in the last five years. No websites.
  • Discussions must be posted in CANVAS to be graded. Uploaded documents will not be accepted.
  • Please post your initial response by 11:59 PM ET Thursday, and comment on two posts by 11:59 PM ET Sunday.

Grading Rubric 


Your assignment will be graded according to the grading rubric.

Discussion Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPoints
Identification of Main Issues, Problems, and ConceptsDistinguished – 5 points
Identify and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the issues, problems, and concepts.
Excellent – 4 points
Identifies and demonstrate an accomplished understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
Fair – 2 points
Identifies and demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
Poor – 1 point
Identifies and demonstrate an unacceptable understanding of most of issues, problems, and concepts.
5 points
Use of Citations, Writing Mechanics and APA Formatting GuidelinesDistinguished – 3 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Exceptional use of citations and extended referencing. High level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.
Excellent – 2 points
Effectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. Moderate level of APA precision and free of grammar and spelling errors.
Fair – 1 point
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. Moderate use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need more precision and attention to detail.
Poor – 0 points
Ineffectively uses the literature and other resources to inform their work. An unacceptable use of citations and extended referencing. APA style and writing mechanics need serious attention.
3 points
Response to Posts of PeersDistinguished – 2 points
Student constructively responded to two other posts and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal to each.
Fair – 1 point
Student constructively responded to one other post and either extended, expanded or provided a rebuttal.
Poor – 0 points
Student provided no response to a peer’s post. 
2 points
Total Points 10

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