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NURSING: Nursing Research

Evidence-Based Research

Claims or Evidence?

Types of sources: Blogs, news, leisure, peer-reviewed research, etc.


Evaluate these sources: How do you know if a source is authoritative, accurate, or suitable for citing?

Levels of Evidence

Levels of evidence-based research worksheet

APA & Journal Articles

APA TipsheetDatabases Tipsheet

Use these health & medical library databases to find different peer-reviewed journal articles:

Publicly available databases:
  • PMC PubMed Central (video)
    • Limit by date
    • Automatic APA citation
    • Fulltext access to 6 million articles
  • Google Scholar (video)
    • Change Settings > Library Links > Add Kapiolani 
    • Click on the quotation mark next to the star to grab the citation
    • Use Cited By and Related Articles to expand your results
  • MedlinePlus: Patient-education resources.

Finding journal articles | Reading scholarly journal articles
NURS 101 | NURS 210 

eBooks and More


Click on individual links below, or search them all at once by using the search bar below.

ANA American Nurses Association
ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses
International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics for Nurses
HIPAA Health Information Privacy
NLN National League for Nursing
CDC: National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Nurses on the Net
Lippincott's Nursing Center


How do I search smarter in Google?
Try limiting your search by date or domain ( or to get a more targeted search. See the video below for more tips or check out this cheat sheet



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  • Diseases, Disorders & Disabilities
  • Health Care and Treatment
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Health & Medicine

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