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Nursing - RN to BSN Online Program - Library and Information Resources Orientation: Home

Useful information resources and tips for new students beginning the RN to BSN program at WSU.

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Home: Welcome to the Library Orientation Guide for RN to BSN Program Students

This is a guide of librarian recommended information resources to get you familiar with finding, evaluating, and citing appropriate information sources for your nursing courses at WSU.

Use the tabs along the top to browse the resources.

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Appropriate Sources for Nursing Classes

Nursing faculty expect you to be able to use (appraise, summarize, synthesize, and cite) information from legitimate health care professionals and organizations.  For most of your nursing courses, you will need professional and/or research articles from nursing or healthcare journals. Sometimes you may also be asked to use books or book chapters.   Links to some of these kinds of resources are provided in the other sections on this page. 

Depending on the requirements for your assignments, you may be allowed to cite web pages as information sources as well.  If so, be sure you can identify the person or group responsible for the site and that entity is a recognized authority in health care.  Well-known health care-related associations you may have heard of often publish good health information for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. 

The Websites tab on this guide provides more information about how to evaluate the credibility and appropriateness of websites for yourself as well as links to a few reputable sites to get you started.

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