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Nursing Resources

Guide for finding and using library resources for College of Nursing students and faculty

Types of Sources

Your assignments will often state that you need to use scholarly, peer-reviewed, or primary literature. If you are not familiar with these terms, they can be very confusing!

Take a look at the following tutorials to learn more.

Popular vs Scholarly Sources
Popular vs Scholarly Sources


When you are not sure if a journal is peer reviewed or not, look up the journal title in the Ulrichsweb database. If a referee's jersey  is displayed next to the journal title, it is peer reviewed.


Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Maribeth SlebodnikMaribeth Slebodnik, BSN

Associate Librarian, College of Nursing Liaison
Health Sciences Library, College of Nursing 321