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Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering suggestions/strategies for working with this database from your own experience, or offering ideas for using alternative resources.

at least 2 references in each peer responses! 

To craft research papers, the research to support the topic must be research articles should be quality, peer-reviewed from a credible source. Above is an example of a research article that meets criteria to be incorporated into a graduate-level body of work. To obtain the peer-reviewed article above, I utilized the Walden Library database search. The article titled “Trends in Pediatric Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Conditions and Disposition by Presence of a Psychiatric Unit” comes from Academic Pediatrics, which is a peer-reviewed publication. The research presented in this article used a cross-sectional survey to identify patterns of mental health-related visits of youth populations to pediatric emergency departments (Rodean et al., 2019). A cross-sectional survey is a qualitative study that aims to identify patterns, behaviors, actions, and experiences with the use of self-administered interviews (Smith, 2009, p. 7). Since I plan to focus on the pediatric population once I obtain my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), this journal article is relevant to my career path. Using the Walden library search has been advantageous as it is user-friendly and had many choices to choose from when I searched for “pediatric mental health.”

Because of the reasons mentioned above, I did not find it difficult to find related material to my subject of choice. I believe because of the ease of use and the ability to use the “ask a librarian” tool to help find resources, the Thoreau search through Walden University Library is a collection of databases that would be useful to my colleagues. Overall, I would recommend the Thoreau search through the Walden University Library, as it has an expansive variety of peer-reviewed, reputable resources and articles as it searches many databases all in one place (Walden University, n.d.). Incorporating articles and resources that are reputable and peer-reviewed is essential when creating bodies of work that are credible (Laureate Education, 2018). By evaluating resources this week, I am gaining a better understanding of what resources to utilize to create reliable resources that are full of integrity.