Increasing emphasis is being placed on evidence-based practice in the mental health fields. Many grant proposals require a literature review of clinical evidence and many professional agencies and administrators embrace the accountability of evidence-supported therapy. The skill of performing a selective, critical literature review will help you justify therapy techniques, diagnostic tests and other clinical strategies to supervisors, funding bodies and scholarly audiences.
Do you need to better understand your field of study, such as basic concepts, the history of the field or its most important researchers? While your textbook is a great place to start, the Capella Library has several reference databases you can use to find background information that focuses on your discipline, including: