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NUR 4050 Nursing Research

Appointments with Librarian

You are required to meet with a librarian to search together. Students should schedule an appointment using Academic Support Net.

  1. Log in to Academic Support Net.
  2. Select the Research with a Librarian schedule.
  3. Find an available time and create an appointment by clicking on the square.
  4. Be sure to list your instructor's name and NUR 4050 as your class.

Please note: In-person appointments are at Phillips Library on the Aurora campus. Zoom appointments are also available. 

Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

A literature review is a written summary and analysis of existing original research on a particular topic.  

Is your article original research?

Your article is likely original research if it includes

  • Abstract or Methods section states the specific population being studied
  • Methods section describes how the researchers collected data
  • Authors presenting on a study that they conducted themselves
  • Title or Abstract states a type of original research study
    • Examples: Randomized Controlled Trial, Clinical Study, Clinical Trial, Cross-Sectional Study

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are NOT original research.

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