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NURS 4000 - Nursing Research and Theory

Getting Started...

This guide was created to assist students conducting beginning research in Nursing. You may use this guide to find a variety of resources available in the Library both in print and electronic format. Navigate the tabs above to see specific types of resources that are available.

Depending on the type of research you are conducting, you will most likely need a variety of resources. Some of the best resources to begin gathering ideas on your topic include reference books which can be found on the first floor of the Library. A list of good reference books can be found under the 'Find Books' tab. In the General Collection, books dealing with nursing informatics topics will most likely be found in the 'RT' range (Nursing) or in 'QH 324' for Bioinformatics.

The Internet is also a good place to get some ideas on how to shape your topic. Remember, as a scholar you will not be using many Internet sources to write your paper, but certainly there are some good academic websites that can be found under the 'Find Websites' tab. Finally, the best place to start looking for scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles would be the 'Find Articles' tab. A good portion of your research should come from peer-reviewed journal articles which can be searched using the Library's Electronic Resources.