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Nursing - Denton: Nursing

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



College of Nursing
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Denton, TX 76204-5498
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Texas Woman's University

A Life Unveiled:
 Portrait of

Florence Nightingale

Blagg-Huey Library
Denton Campus

First Floor Main Exhibit


Interactive Nurse Practitioner 
Scope of Practice Law Guide

Barton Associates image NP Scope of Practice

       Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination


National Guideline Clearinghouse     Announcement

AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse will no longer be available or updated through AHRQ after July 16, 2018. Federal funding has been canceled.
National Guidelines Clearinghouse content will continue to be provided through ECRI. Their website should launch sometime in Fall 2018.

In the meantime, you can access guidelines using these resources:

The following databases contain information on Nursing topics. Hover over a database name for details.

Effective Searching must be planned and methodical. Below are suggested steps for searching.

1. Know your topic. (Background Information)
Dates, names, spellings, definitions, symptoms, etc.

2. List all the search terms for the topic you can think of.
Think SYNONYMS: Formal, Informal, and Technical

3. Ask yourself where might information on your topic be located. 
       Internet? Books? Newspapers? Journals? 

4. Choose your search tool.
      TWUniversal?  A Database?  Google?  Google Scholar?

5. Decide which information format you want.
Article?  Video?  Book Chapter?  Audio file?  Image?

6. Make a plan.
     Database  +  search terms X, Y & Z  +  peer-review

7. Explore your topic in several places. 
      Analyze your results. Which search terms work best?

8. Search again and again and again.
      Keep testing search terms in different databases.

9. Archive your citations in RefWorks.
      Let RefWorks create your Bibliography automatically.

10. Can't find what you are looking for?
      Ask the Librarian assigned to this Subject Guide for help.

Example Database Search for articles:

Database Search Example with Boolean

Example Google Scholar Search for articles:

Google Scholar Search example with Boolean


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Nursing Colloquium

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Texas Woman's University
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Denton, Texas 76204

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