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Helpful advice for ADN and LPN students' information research assignments..........
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Research Advice

1. If you find a citation for a great article, but you don't have the full text of the article: Click on Full-Text here or on the tab above.

2. If they aren't in LCCC's Rothrock Library, borrow books and receive photocopies of articles from other libraries: Click here or on the tab above for Interlibrary Loan.

3. Get help: Click here to Ask a Librarian a question.


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Basic Information Research Skills

Review the basic skills and concepts for information research from the College English I Workbook:


Table of Contents

  • ADN 150, 173  (temporarily unavailable)
    • Clinical paper (ADN 150)
    • Rubric (ADN 150)
  • ADN 160, 163  (temporarily unavailable)
    • Information Research PowerPoint
  • ADN 205  Transcultural nursing assignment:
    • Start Here - Reminders - Basic steps to locating information for this assignment  (click here)
    • Books, DVDs, Articles, & more (click here)
    • Health & Wellness database (in progress)
    • PubMed database (in progress)
  • APA, MLA, Plagiarism
    • Includes LCCC's Academic Honesty Policy
  • Books+
    • Find books, DVDs, & more in LCCC's Rothrock Library
    • What books do other libraries have?
    • Borrow a book from another library
  • Checklist
    • Does my article meet my instructor's requirements?
  • Databases Find periodical articles in:
    • Health Source: Nursing
    • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
    • PubMed
    • Health & Wellness Resource Center
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
    • Description and terminology
  • Full-Text
    •   Find the full text of an article when you only have its citation
  • Interlibrary Loan
    • Borrow a book or obtain a periodical article from another library
  • Keywords
    • Choose effective keywords to search the catalog and databases
  • NEW!
    • Nursing-related library materials
    • Nursing-related periodical articles
    • Useful links
    • Materials to review for the NCLEX-RN exam
  • NUR 106  (temporarily unavailable)
    • Assignment
    • Helpful advice for completing your information research assignment ( progress...)
  • Partners in Nursing  (temporarily unavailable)
    • Information for students in the ADN/NUR Learning Community
  • Periodicals
    • Types of periodicals: magazines, trade publications, scholarly journals
    • Locations: library (paper format), online databases, other options
    • Features: abstracts, author credentials, reference lists
    • Online databases: definition, location, selected databases for health care information
  • Research Articles
    • Understand the parts of a research article, how to easily get information from it, and how to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate it
  • Reserve Materials
    • Materials that your faculty members set aside for use exclusively by you and your classmates are available at the Service Desk on the upper floor of the library
  • Statistics
    • Sources of health-related statistics
  • Websites
    • Useful health-related websites



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