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database. I need a database to start my research. Or, I know I want to search CINAHL and I need the link.

point-of-care tool. I need access to Nursing Reference Center Plus or DynaMed.

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Theorists (linked to biographical information--not primary sources)

How to Find Primary Sources on Nurse Theorist

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Nursing Theorist Journal Articles:

Nurse Theorist eBooks

A primary source in nursing is one that reports the original findings of a study or experiment. Usually written by the person(s) conducting the research.

Types of primary sources include:

  • Case studies
  • Clinical trials or randomized clinical trials (RCT)
  • Cohort studies
  • Dissertations or theses
  • Qualitative studies
  • Survey research
  • systematic review, meta-analysis, letter to the editor, etc. ARE NOT primary sources.
  • There is not necessarily a straight-forward way as part of the database search to limit or filter to primary sources.
  • Within CINAHL or other EBSCOhost resources-- look in the detailed record within the search results for “research” articles. 
  • use your judgment and read the full text article to determine whether it’s a primary source or not.





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