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Nursing - Denton

Nursing research guide for Denton students, faculty, and staff.

Dissertation Help & Expert-Level  Resources

       Gray Literature


Hopewell S, Loudon K, Clarke Mike J, Oxman Andrew D, Dickersin K. Publication bias in clinical trials due to statistical significance or direction of trial results. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [serial on the Internet]. 2009; (1): MR000006.   



Unpublished Results Initiatives

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Dissertations and Theses

NOTE: Universities archive dissertations written by their students. Search individual university library catalogs.

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​RefWorks 3.0

The TWU Libraries will transition to RefWorks 3.0 by the end of 2017.       Watch for announcements.

For help using RefWorks, see the Libraries' RefWorks 3.0 webpages below.

Folder Structure
Use a folder system for organizing your research.

           RefWorks folder structure example

Folder Icon   MAIN FOLDER -- Dissertation Topic Folder - The main topic of the dissertation is the head folder.

  Folder Icon    SUB-FOLDER  
      Dissertation Subtopic 1, 2, 3, etc.
 - Beneath the main folder, add as many subtopic folders as needed. These subtopics may be background information, research methodology, statistical information or subject chapters, etc. You decide. 

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      ILL Requests:
 Hold the citations of articles and books that require TWU's ILL service. After you receive the full-text item, move the citation back to the appropriate subject folder. This process tracks requests and ensures you receive all ILLs.

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Delete or Trash - Do NOT delete citations --- even if you think you do not need them! Hold on to any citations that seem to be irrelevant. Later on you may discover you need or want them. This folder is a safe spot.

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 Hold all the citations used in your final dissertation manuscript. As you write, move or copy the citation to this folder. Once you've finished writing, your bibliography will be readymade!

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 - Hold interesting or tangential articles for future research.

Create a folder:

Click the Down Arrow beside My Folders to expand the options. Click + Add a Folder. Then name your folder and click SAVE.


Create a sub-folder:

Hover your mouse over the folder name. Three vertical dots will appear on the right. Click on the dots, then click on Add subfolder. Name your folder and click SAVE.

               RefWorks 3.0 Folder Menu

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Database Video Help

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Health Sciences Librarian

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Elaine Cox
Texas Woman's University
Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
Room 102C
304 Administration Drive
Denton, Texas 76204

Finding Search Terms

Search for search terms:

  1. Test search terms in Google Scholar (best guess).
  2. Look for additional terms / alternate spellings.
  3. Make a list > go to the databases.

Search for Controlled Vocabulary using the databases below:

MeSH Help On Demand

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Identify MeSH terms QUICKLY.

1. Copy/Paste article abstract into
     the MeSH on Demand textbox. 
2. Click the button.
3. Wait 30-45 seconds 
4. See your list of MeSH terms.


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