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This research guide is for the Department of Nursing. Use it to find resources and conduct research in nursing via the Oviatt Library

Welcome, Nursing students!

 Welcome to your Nursing Research Guide!  This guide will give you tips on how to find books, articles, and journals,  and how to cite your sources

If you need help or additional l information or if you have suggestions to improve this subject guide, please do contact me.  I am eager to meet you either in person or by email!  You can arrange an appointment by email  or call 818-677-3012..

Please be aware that  our catalog, articles, audiovisuals can be identified by using   OneSearch .  However, OneSearch does NOT offer you the full contents of databases such as CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health), so it is necessary to go directly into the EbscoHost database(s), as well as using One Search.

The following links are given to demonstrate how to find journals and how to find books  using our advanced search with our new OneSearch. Please follow each link to  see retrievals for two different search strategies in One Search


Nursing: Types of Research

Search Strategies

Example of an APA 6th style 

Ramsey, C. A. (2000). Storytelling can be a valuable teaching aid. AORN Journal, 72(3), 497-499.   doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(06)61281-7

Example of APA style for a scholarly peer reviewed article

The following links take you into the Ebsco databae CINAHLPlus with Full Text, the column on the right has a link to Cite. Press on the Cite link, and be sure to scroll down to APA 6th


Citing your sources- APA style 6th edition

The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is common in the social sciences.

Additional materials to help with APA formatting and citations:

Call number BF76.7 .P83 2010, available in the Learning Commons

EndNote Basic tutorials

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and will help format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • EndNote Web (currently called EndNote Basic , EndNote Online) - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and several browsers (IE, Firefox); can export references directly from many databases.   You can contact EndNote help desk, Monday-Friday, 6 am (Pacific time) - 5pm at 800-336-4474. 
  • EndNote Tutorials on YouTube - choose a video that matches your personal computer (

Document Reader