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Your Guide to the NURS 1110 Nurse Leaders Assignment
This guide will assist you in conducting nurse leader research for NURS 1110 - Introduction to Professional Nursing.
... 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!
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.
Credo Reference Academic Core
A comprehensive collection of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are short reference videos and high-resolution images. Useful background information source.
Biography In Context
Biographical articles from reference sources, journals, and magazines. Contains images, video, and audio files, as well as primary source material.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographical articles from reference sources such as Current Biography, World Authors, and the Junior Authors & Illustrators series, plus periodical coverage of Biography Index.
Biography Reference Center
Biographical articles from reference sources such as American National Biography and Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography.
Provides access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, an interactive world atlas, a world data analyst tool, images, timelines, videos, and primary sources.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium
A comprehensive collection of scholarly encyclopedias and dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. A useful background information source for starting your research. Simultaneous user limit: 5.
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!