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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

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Marcia Henry

Welcome, Nursing students!

 Oviatt Library is introducing new services and the next generation of  OneSearch.  This guide will be revised as the transitions are completed, so please be patient and return often!

If you see a need for additional information or have suggestions to improve this subject guide, please do contact me.  I am eager to meet you either in person or online!   My contact information is on the left. E-mail is a good way to reach me.

Please be aware that our new generation 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

  • OneSearch Advanced search for subject=nursing periodicals AND limit Material Type to Journals, sorted alphabetically
  • OneSearch  Advanced search for subject=nursing AND subject=transcultural OR cross cultural, limit material type to books


Search strategies

Nursing: Types of Research

Citing your sources- APA style 6th edition

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

APA Style Guide by CSUN librarian Eric Garcia

APA Formatting and Style Guide from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University

Citing Archival Materials in APA

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (official print version)

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

Citation Manager - EndNote Online

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, or EndNote Online /Basic

Example of APA style for a scholarly peer reviewed article