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RN to BSN Program Library Research Guide

Designed to assist undergraduate nursing students find high quality information for their papers and projects.

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

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

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American Psychological Association Style offers free tutorials and maintains a super helfpul blog where users can post specific questions about APA style.

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Literature matrices

As you read research studies, you'll find it helpful to take notes on 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. You can use the a 'matrix' to 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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