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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

A list of self-teaching modules in health sciences research skills can be found at:

These can be used independently, or your professors might embed them into your course shell.

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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 some that might be useful to you.

Research Tips for Graduate Students (Roberta Tipton, Dana Library) (  Serves as an introduction to the library research process for Rutgers-Newark graduate students. 

Writing a Dissertation or Thesis (Stephanie Bartz, New Brunswick)(  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.  

Thesis and Dissertation Formatting in MS Word (Krista White, Dana Library) (https://(

Joint effort between the Dana Library and the Graduate School-Newark.


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