Nursing Tutorials

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APA Formatting Help with Office 2010

This YouTube video shows you how to format a title page using APA Style guidelines with Microsoft Word 2010.

APA Style

All written projects in the GBCN course of study must be formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (“APA format”).  Several copies of this book are available for checkour from the library Service Desk. 

  • Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide The Online Writing Lab (at Purdue University) offers a thorough web site with lots of information about using the APA citation style. Notice the links on the left margin which lead to very specific information about References lists, in-text citations, formatting the entire paper, and more.
  • The Writer's Handbook: APA Documentation Guide The Writer's Handbook (from the University of Wisconsin - Madison) shows important information about constructing a References list. Note the links on the right side of the page to show how to format specific kinds of materials.

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LWW Health Library-Medical Education

E-book collection in basic sciences including titles on anatomy, embryology, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, immunology, histology, physical exam and behavioral sciences.  Includes text, video / audio, self assessment, cases and clinical skills.


Primary Care E-Books (McGraw Hill)

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Includes access to over 20 searchable online textbooks for healthcare professionals.

What is a Scholarly Article?

What is a "Scholarly Article"?

Articles that are considered Scholarly are generally written by experts or scholars and are aimed at an academic audience. The articles use a formal writing style and usually include vocabulary that requires some degree of subject knowledge to understand. The author's credentials, expertise, or academic position is usually shown near the beginning or end of the article. Most often, there is a Reference list of sources the author referred to in the paper so that readers may examine the articles and previous research that the author mentions in the article.

What is meant by the term "Peer Reviewed"?

Peer reviewed is another term roughly equivalent to scholarly. The peer review process ensures that other experts in the field consider the article to be of sufficient academic quality to be published.

How can I find scholarly articles using the Mercer University Library databases?

Virtually every Swilley Library database you might use to find Nursing resources provides the opportunity for you to limit your search results to scholarly articles. In the main search interface, look for a section where you can limit your results.

Systematic Reviews

UNC Health Sciences Library: Systematic Reviews

Explore information about systematic reviews - what they are, how to create them, and how librarians can help!

Spencer, A. J., & Eldredge, J. D. (2018). Roles for librarians in systematic reviews: a scoping review. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA106(1), 46–56. doi:10.5195/jmla.2018.82

Learn more ways that your librarians can help you accomplish your systematic review.