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Nursing Graduate Student Library Research Guide - RUL: Welcome!

Information to support graduate students as they become proficient users of library resources and services


Dear Graduate Student:

This guide has been developed with your information needs in mind.  To support your goal of becoming an effective and efficient user of the University Libraries resources and services, we've set the following learning outcomes for our session.  On completion of our instructional session, you should be able to:

·         Locate books owned by the University Libraries;

·         Identify appropriate journal articles using journal index databases;

·         Find full-text copies of articles;

·         Request articles held in print or not owned by the University Libraries;

·         Manage book and article citations using RefWorks, EndNote Web, or Zotero. 

Build or review your library research skills

          Using the University Libraries' resources can be challenging to students.  Our colleagues prepared an excellent research guide to help you master the basics of library research.  The guide is available at  You can use the tabs to go to the section you want. The topics are covered in depth and include active links, videos, handouts to print for yourself, and some activities to test your knowledge.  The content is general in nature while this guide is focussed on library research for nursing.

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Other helpful research guides

 Librarians throughout the University Libraries are creating helpful research guides every day.  Some are very broad based while others are designed for students working on a particular assignment.  Here are two that might be useful to you.

Research Tips for Graduate Students (  Supports  the research session that is part of the Newark Graduate Writing Workshops series.  Serves as an introduction to the library research process for Rutgers-Newark graduate students.  Created by Roberta Tipton,  Dana Library’s Information Literacy Coordinator and Senior Business Librarian.

Writing a Dissertation or Thesis (  Part of a larger guide on dissertations and theses, this section is a comprehensive list of print and electronic resources available through the University Libraries and on the Web.  From Stephanie Bartz, Government Documents Librarian at Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus.

Life Sciences Librarian

Ann Vreeland Watkins
John Cotton Dana Library
185 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102-1814
(973) 353-3809