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Libraries offer new online nursing research tutorial

Nursing students can learn the basic steps for success in their academic research, in a short and straightforward online tutorial now offered on the Libraries website.

The Nursing Information Literacy Tutorial was created by the Rutgers University Libraries and the Rutgers College of Nursing, with programming support from the learning tools design firm Kognito. The tutorial enables students to refine their skills in:

  • developing a research question
  • working with the two major databases for nursing, CINAHL and Medline, by using advanced search methods
  • locating full-text articles
  • using RefWorks to obtain citations and create bibliographies in APA format

The Nursing Information Literacy Tutorial, presented in Flash-animated format, also offers a printable summary of all steps reviewed. A direct link within the tutorial allows users to pose follow up questions to Rutgers University librarians, through the Ask A Librarian service. The entire tutorial will take most users less than half an hour to complete.

To access the tutorial, please go to:
http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/nursing/tutorial/

Posted November 5, 2008