This site provides step-by-step instruction and links to the resources you’ll need to successfully complete the Nursng 616 Self-Paced Library Assignment.
Its purpose is to establish a foundation for Nursing 616 students to build upon as they undertake the kind of rigorous, academic research that is expected at the graduate level of study.
The Learning Outcome skills, directly below, are key to performing a relevant and systematic review of the literature and critical for researching and writing a scholarly, academic paper.
Learning Outcomes: (a) construct a targeted, academic search centered on a particular topic; (b) specify and refine the search to get the most efficient yield; (c) save search results to Mendeley; (d) convert the citation/reference style to an appropriate health science citation style (e.g. APA or AMA); and (e) export references from Mendeley to a Word document.
Mastering these abilities contributes to your success as a UMass Boston scholar.
In preparation for the actual assignment, first complete Step 1 (A) and (B) below:
(A) Review the readings from:
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2014). Essentials of nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice. (8th ed.) Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 19
For DNP students only
Newhouse, R.P., Dearholt, S.L., Poe, S.S., Pugh, L.C., White, K.M. (2007) Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines. Indianapolis: Sigma Theta Tau International. Chapters 4, 5.
(B) Library Research
To become familiar with some of the University Library's key services and resources, review the Library's guide to Graduate Studies Research.
Once you have completed Step 1 (A) and (B) above, continue to Step 2.