Useful research resources

The following selected links provide useful information for novice and experienced researchers.

Cancer nursing research news

+  https://www.journals.elsevier.com/european-journal-of-oncology-nursing
+  https://onf.ons.org/
+  https://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/pages/default.aspx
+  https://journals.rcni.com/cancer-nursing-practice
+  http://www.apjon.org/
+  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652354
+  https://www.springer.com/medicine/oncology/journal/520
+  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10991611
+  https://cjon.ons.org/
+  http://www.canadianoncologynursingjournal.com/index.php/conj
+  https://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/

Why cancer nursing research?

Krishnasamy & Chan (2016)
+  https://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/Fulltext/
2016/11000/Translational_Cancer_Nursing_Research___What_Will.1.aspx

Cancer statistics

European Cancer Observatory - cancer statistics for Europe.
+  http://eu-cancer.iarc.fr/

World Health Organisation Data and Statistics
+  http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/noncommunicable-diseases/cancer/data-and-statistics

Global Cancer Observatory
https://gco.iarc.fr/

Literature searches

For literature searches, use PubMed - online search tool for peer-reviewed journal articles.
+  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

NB: also check with your local University/hospital or health service library for access to articles.

Grey Literature
+  http://www.opengrey.eu/

Key stages of literature searching
+  https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12874-018-0545-3

Literature reviews

Reviewing the literature
+  https://ebn.bmj.com/content/19/1/2

Systematic v. traditional reviews
+  https://libguides.sph.uth.tmc.edu/c.php?g=543382&p=5370369

Rapid reviews
+  https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2046-4053-1-10

Critical appraisal and thinking

Critical appraisal of evidence
+  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD9Lp-q45Y
+  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19858857
+  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20032669
+  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20574204
+  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20736710
+  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20980899

Proposal writing

Information on writing qualitative research proposals.
+  http://www.qualres.org/HomeGuid-3868.html

Information on writing quantitative research proposals.
+  http://www.epiresult.com/methods/format-for-a-quantitative-research-proposal-2/

Bourne PE, Chalupa LM (2006) Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants.
+  http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.0020012

Research jargon buster
+  https://www.ncor.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Jargon_in_research.pdf

Making sense of research methods – Howlett (2013)
+  http://samples.jbpub.com/9781449652777/11637_CH02_031_054.pdf

Monash University
+  https://www.monash.edu/rlo/graduate-research-writing/write-the-thesis/writing-a-research-proposal

On good academic writing
+  https://www.york.ac.uk/media/study/schoolsandcolleges/sixth-form-resources/how-to-improve-your-academic-writing.pdf

Funding sources

For information about other sources of funding see:

Research and Development Funding - searchable database which includes European funding.
+  https://www.researchprofessional.com/0/rr/homex (NB: you have to register)

National Cancer Research Institute Grantsmanship Gateway - A UK site with useful information about how to write a good grant application, with some good links to other sites.
+  http://grantsmanship.ncri.org.uk/

Research Professional - database of funding opportunities that can be personalised to reflect your needs and eligibility.
+  https://www.researchprofessional.com (NB: you have to register)

National Institute of Nursing Research
+  https://www.ninr.nih.gov/researchandfunding

European Commission
+  http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

National Institutes of Health
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/search_guide.htm


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