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Nursing Research

About this Guide

Brief explanation of the pages in this guide.

Evidence Based Practice

Find Information on the EBP process, including building a PICO question to find research evidence and understanding levels of evidence to critically appraise sources.  

Finding Articles

Links to nursing research databases and other relevant online resources. Also, find strategies and tips on searching specific databases for the best results.

Quantitative & Qualitative Research

Find information on identifying and finding quantitative & qualitative research and statistics.

Literature Reviews

Provides information on the purpose of literature reviews and how to conduct them, including synthesizing sources. 

Nursing Theory Resources

Strategies for finding research articles on theories and theorists, as well as, articles that use a nursing theory as a framework. Provides links to websites that give overviews of nursing theories and theorists.

Finding Health Statistics

Links to recommended health statistics sources, including U.S and international.

APA Style

Guidance on APA style including how to format a paper, use in-text citations, and cite sources. Also, find information on how to avoid plagiarism.

Database Quick Links

Quick links to the most important databases for conducting nursing research. See the Finding Articles tab for a complete list of online resources with search strategies and tips. 

General Resources