Purpose: Discussion Unit 3 (MN504)

Things to remember:

Discussion post is at least 200 words.

Answers all questions with opinions/ideas creatively and clearly. Supports post using several outside, peer-reviewed sources.

3 References, try to find resources that are 5 years or less

No errors with APA format 6thEdition

To Discuss:

· Unit 3 Discussion Topic 1


· Discussion Topic


· Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric under Course Resources in the

· Grading Rubrics section.
This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum

· points. Your postings should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the

· discussion.
Please see the Kaplan Writing Center located in the student portal for assistance with

· writing, APA, and online communication.


· Topic 1: Defining Internal and External Evidence


1 Discuss the difference between external and internal evidence as it relates to your

PICOT search strategy.

2 Address the strengths and weaknesses of searching in a databank versus a web-based

search engine. You must use two databanks mentioned in the text.

· Please see the Discussion Board grading rubric on the Course Resources.




· Unit 3 Discussion Topic 2 Discussion Topic



· Topic 2: Database Choice for Your PICOT Question

· Repost your PICOT question and then summarize the following for peer and instructor feedback;


1 What databases did you explore? (must list a minimum of three)

2 Based on your PICOT question, what is the database that you have selected to use?

Elaborate on your choice, providing example of the levels of evidence available

for your PICOT question in the database.

This is not a graded Discussion.