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Finding Quantitative or Qualitative Nursing Research Articles: Getting Started

Covers brainstorming, searching, narrowing your results, evaluating and citing an article. Also has some helpful definitions.

What's In This Guide

Use the tabs to navigate through different stages of hunting for research articles.

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Welcome!

This guide is designed to help you find specific types of articles - research and reviews.  It will walk you through the resources to search in, strategies to find the articles you need, and provide helpful definititions for understand the different types of articles.  

Brainstorming

Every article contains different ideas and approaches to topics, so starting your search by brainstorming different keywords and ways to describe your topic will give you tools to get at more of the research out there.

Developing a Topic

It can be challenging to think of a topic for a research question.  Consider using topics from your course readings, lectures, current news, or ideas you see mentioned in other articles.  Once something catches your attention, use one of these resources to learn a bit more about it and gather additional keywords.

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