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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 4026 - Nursing Capstone

Finding Literature
Suggested NURSING literature Databases: *View entire list of Nursing related databases
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete
Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE)
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff EMBase
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO

POINT OF CARE - epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, guidelines tools
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ClinicalKey
An evidence-based clinical reference tool for use at the point-of-care, includes information about epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, guidelines etc. 
To access PDF of all content, you must log in or register for a free account with your institutional subscription.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff UpToDate
Evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN topics. Includes topic summaries, adult and pediatric facets, graphs, images, guidelines etc. 
Steps of a Literature Review
  • Problem formulation - which topic or field is being examined and what are the component issues?
  • Literature search - finding materials relevant to the subject explored
  • Data evaluation - determining which literature makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the topic
  • Analysis and interpretations - discussing the findings and conclusions of pertinent literature
Free downloadable textbook - Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students
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Library Contact
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Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only) - Currently all consultaions are conducted via GoogleMeet. 

If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.

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Citation Help
The OU community has free access to RefWorks, a citation management system that helps you generate a bibliography from your list of references automatically formatted in any common citation style.

Learn how to use Refworks tutorials

Citation Style Guides:

APA 7th Style Guide (by Santa Fe College Library)
Sample paper 


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