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Nursing Library Orientation: 1a. What Types of Sources Can I Use in My Nursing Paper?

An online library orientation for nursing students.

1a. What Types of Sources Can I Use In A Nursing Paper?

Before we begin learning search techniques, we need to establish what types of sources are acceptable for nursing papers. Many sources that might be acceptable for an English paper or your personal research will not be suitable for nursing papers. Look at the chart below to get a general idea of the types of sources that are acceptable for nursing papers, as well as those that should be avoided. Then look at pages 1b and 1c to learn more about peer review and levels of evidence.