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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Guide

Research Databases

The Literature Research Process

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Researching the Literature can be a complex, tedious process.

Below are resources that might help.


Use Synonyms and Boolean Operators when searching the literature:

Advanced Boolean with AND and OR and synonyms

Dissertation Databases

When preparing to write a Dissertation, it is advisable to search databases for dissertations that have already been published.

  • to prevent duplication of work
  • to identify similar dissertations that might be used at a template, or to get ideas.

Below are Dissertation Databases: