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NUR 218: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

In this Guide

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  • Find Articles - Online access to popular nursing journals; Best databases for finding journal articles and tips for using them.
  • Find Books and eBooks - Relevant books and catalog search help.
  • Find Video - Suggested streaming videos and help searching the video content.
  • Find Web Pages - Accurate and useful free websites; links to nursing organizations online.
  • NUR 218 Assignments
  • APA Style Guide - Formatting hints and examples for proper citation.

How to Use Reference Sources

ready reference entryCertain kinds of sources will be particularly useful in the early stages of a research project. Often called "research starters" or passages from reference books, (which can be in print or digital) these sources offer encyclopedia-like entries on your topic.

Whether you are new to the topic, or just trying to confirm what you already know, having access to a subject specific entry will make more advanced searching easier. These sources tend to be brief summaries of what experts consider to be the most important things to know about the topic. 

Example: Allied Health

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