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Helpful advice for ADN and LPN students' information research assignments..........
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Does My Article Meet My Instructor's Requirements?

§  Is this a periodical intended for nurses?

o       Check the publisher, table of contents, professional degrees of the writers, et cetera.

§  Is this a periodical respected in the nursing field or is it someone’s personal webpage, an independent newsletter, or a commercial website?

§  Is it a publication published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, or Australia?

o       Check the information near the citation and abstract, or the information at the end of the article, or click on the publication's title for the publisher’s address or at least a country of origin.

§  Was it published in the last five years?

    o       Check the top and bottom of the article.

§  Is the content appropriate?

o       Is this the entire article (full-text) or only an abstract?

o       Is this information that can be applied to your work with your patient?

o       Does this article contain sufficient information to answer your clinical learning guide or clinical paper?

 lccc library, b.balas, 09-03-08


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