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Library resources for nursing students

Scholarly Sources vs. Popular Sources

What is a Scholarly Article?

Features of a Scholarly Journal

  • Contains original research conducted by the authors
  • Usually include the following sections:
    • Title - reflects the content of the article
    • Abstract - summarizes the research
    • Introduction - gives background information on the research problem
    • Method - describes how the research was conducted
    • Results - presents the data found by the research
    • Discussion and/or Conclusion - discusses the implications of the results
    • References - lists citations of other resources that are mentioned in the article

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