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Nursing Tutorials: Graduate Nursing Orientation


Welcome to your online library orientation.  Click through the tabs in the box below to find information about the following:

  1. Library Overview: How can our library serve you, and what resources are available through the library?
  2. Nursing Literature/Literature Review: What is nursing literature? What is a literature review?
  3. Research/PICO: How do I develop a search strategy using PICO?
  4. Databases/Catalog: How can I get to the nursing databases? What is a peer-reviewed article and how do I find one? How do I perform simple searches in a database or the catalog?
  5. Accessing Full Text: How can I get the full text of an article? How do I use Interlibrary Loan?
  6. APA
  7. Other: How can I connect Google Scholar to the Library? How do I access UpToDate?

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Library Orientation--Nursing

The videos below 1) discuss types of nursing literature; and 2) provide an overview of the Literature Review--what it is and how to conduct it.

This next video explains how to use the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to refine your search.

The video below discusses how to use the PICO acronym to develop your research question and how to create a search strategy using keywords and Boolean operators.

The videos below show 1) how to get to the full text of an article; and 2) how to use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system if the library does not have the resource need.

See also our APA Help webpage:  the APA Help webpage contains many helpful resources for formatting and citing according to APA guidelines.