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NUR 4050 Nursing Research - Spring 2021

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. Login to Academic Support Net and select Research with a Librarian.
  2. Next to any of the resources that say 'NUR 4050', click on a time to make an appointment with that librarian. (either Grace, Kathy, or Sean)

***** Important *****

You must try researching on your own before your appointment, and come prepared with your articles and questions.  Please upload articles you've found to your appointment in Academic Support Net or bring links for the articles to your appointment.  

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
  • the authors are presenting on a study that they themselves conducted
  • Title or Abstract states the type of 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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For a full list of library databases, visit A-Z Databases.

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