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NUR 210 (Prof. Cimador) North: Nursing 210 Research

Resources and tools for finding research articles in nursing literature.

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This guide for Nursing 210 will help you use the best research tools for finding nursing and medical journal articles.

Explore the Abstract!

To help determine if an article is a research study, focus your attention on the abstract on the article's first page. Research articles typically include the following sections in the abstract that explain the purpose of the article:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Example Critique

Tutorial: How to read scholarly materials This video explains how to identify components of scholarly articles so that you can navigate them more efficiently.

Finding an Article

The premium research databases listed below allow you to access millions of articles from reputable publications like journals, magazines, and reference books. You can save, print, email, and generate citations for documents in these databases.

 

Search Tips

CINAHL Search Tips

Use SIMPLE KEYWORDS in search boxes:

ethics and cancer

ethics and euthanasia

liability and clinical

legal and home health

"legislation and jurisprudence" and nursing

Use LIMITERS to narrow the results.

cinahl search tips


Research Article Tips

Research articles follow a specific format and are organized into standard sections. Skim the abstract and article for the following sections:

Introduction

Participants

Objectives

Methods

Discussion

Conclusion

References


Articles to Skip for This Assignment

Letters to the editor

News articles

Literature reviews

Editorials & opinion pieces

Systematic reviews

Information articles

Care plans

Meta analysis & meta synthesis

 
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