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NS 110: Intro to Professional Nursing - Nurse Leaders Assignment: Background Sources

Your Guide to the NS 110 Nurse Leaders Assignment

This guide will assist you in conducting nurse leader research for NS 110 - Introduction to Professional Nursing.

You will...

... be introduced to nursing resources through the Nursing Research Guide.

... understand the difference between primary and secondary sources and how to locate primary sources.

... learn how to properly attribute the original ideas of others through the use of APA style.


If you aren't sure what the differences are between primary and secondary sources, or would just like a refresher, please check out our Primary & Secondary Sources guide. If you have a source and aren't sure what it is, please Ask a Librarian!

Background Sources

The databases below are great places to obtain background information on a topic, as the information comes from sources such a dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference books. Keep in mind that, depending on the nurse leader you're looking for, you may not find information on them in every database. If you search for them in one and get zero results, move on the the next database and try again.

A Selection of Reference Books

Here are some specific books from our collection that might help with this assignment. Keep in mind these aren't the only books that are useful for your research. Run a search for your nurse leader using the Books tab on the homepage for a complete list of our holdings.

Tip: When using an eBook, there often is a feature that allows you to search for keywords within the book. Use this feature to search for the name of your nurse leader to quickly determine if/where they appear in the book! For more information on using eBooks please check out our guide!