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This guide will help nursing students work through the research process. There are links to nursing related journal article databases, our online catalog, and e-book sources. Helpful online tutorials dealing with keyword searching, using a database, PITTCAT+, developing a research topic, scholarly information, surfing the Internet, and avoiding plagiarism are provided. There are links to websites that will be helpful when setting up research papers following APA format and constructing in-text citations and a reference list. The Nursing Portal link will provide quick access to selected nursing information resources. If you have any questions about the resources found in this guide, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by the library to talk with a librarian.
The following steps outline a simple and effective way for finding information for a research paper and citing the sources you find.
The link below will help you refine your research topic.