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Library Instruction - Nursing Research Methods: 3501

Your virtual library instruction

Hello Nursing 3501 students! 

I'm pleased to share information and instruction focusing on advanced search techniques you'll use to research Nursing literature for credible and authoritative information. Learning to do so will:

  • be useful as you work on your assignments
  • inform your Nursing practice 

Use this Instruction guide's tabs to navigate - and revisit! - sections of this instruction.


This virtual library instruction session covers:

1. Creating your personal My EBSCOhost Account and using your account to:

  • save searches
  • create search alerts
  • create journal alerts
  • share information with peers and colleagues

2. Developing search strategies by:

  • identifying keywords
  • using truncation
  • applying boolean operators
  • grouping like terms in parentheses
  • considering inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • tips when results are too few or too many

3. Creating a Zotero account to help you manage information and create bibliographies