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Nursing Research

Library resources, including books and journals, for nursing research.

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Students writing nursing papers normally use APA Style to cite their sources.

A print copy of the most recent edition is kept behind the Circulation Desk, on the first floor of the Library, for in-library use. Ask for it by call number.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Ed. - Permanent Reserve BF76.7 .P83 2010

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Literature matrices

As you 'synthesize' your 6 research studies, you'll explain how the studies pertain to your question/purpose and how they relate to each other. To organize your thoughts and themes, try using a matrix to take notes as you read the studies. This guide explains a method called a 'matrix' where you collect the relevant information you'll need to write your synthesis and help you stay organized, so that you're not flipping back and forth through your articles.

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American Psychological Association Style - two free tutorials on the APA web site: the Basics of APA Style and What's New in the 6th Edition.

APA also maintains a blog where users post specific questions about APA style. Super helpful!

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