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NUR 4050 Nursing Research - Spring 2022

Appointments with Librarian

As a part of this assignment, you are required to meet with a librarian to review your research and ask questions.  To schedule an appointment: 

  1. Log in to Academic Support Net and select Research with a Librarian.
  2. Click Choose Your Focus and select NUR 4050 to make an appointment with a librarian (either Evangeline, Brett, Sean, or Lynnette)

Nursing Databases

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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