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The University of Arizona

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


Peer reviewed journals
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 

Scholarly articles have common attributes to help you identify them. Click below for more information.

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article


Maribeth SlebodnikMaribeth Slebodnik, BSN

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