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Nursing Tutorial

Welcome, Nursing Students!

The Nursing Research Tutorial will introduce you to the Averett University Library and help you locate books, articles, facts and statistics in nursing and related fields. You can return to it anytime to refresh your skills.

The tutorial is in 10 parts, with five worksheets and a survey to assess your perception of learning outcomes. Please submit the worksheets and survey online. The professional studies librarian may consult with you to clarify learning objectives.

Learning Goals and Objectives

On successfully completing this tutorial, you will be able to define and articulate a topic or problem, locate reliable academic and professional sources on your topic, retrieve a coherent set of full content sources, evaluate your sources, apply them in a research product or presentation, and attribute your sources using APA citation style.

You will ...

  • identify useful databases for your research
  • develop topic statements and conduct effective searches
  • link to full text and request documents via Interlibrary Loan
  • differentiate research-based information from popular sources
  • evaluate relevance, reliability and currency of the information
  • assimilate information gathered for a paper or presentation
  • apply and attribute your sources in an ethical manner.