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Nursing Graduate Student Library Research Guide - RUL: Virtual Orientation

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

Ph.D. Virtual Orientation

Welcome to our virtual orientation. This page is intended to review some vital tools you will need to be successful in your doctoral program.


A basic list of important databases


APA Style

Citation Managers

EndNote (Yingting Zhang, Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick)

EndNote Basic (Yingting Zhang, Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick)

Zotero (Mei Ling Lo, Library of Science and Medicine, New Brunswick) – For "wild" websites and other anomalous sources.  You can capture in Zotero and import into your EndNote files. Minimal editing of the reference might be required.


Dissertations and Theses Global – International database of theses and dissertations in many subjects

Dissertations & Theses @ Rutgers University is a subset of the larger Dissertations & Theses Global database. Covering all disciplines, the database incorporates ongoing additions for Rutgers dissertations and theses accepted as recently as last semester.

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


Data Sources

Large Data Sets in Nursing Research

Please contact a nursing librarian if you cannot find a dataset.

Data Methods and Software

Dana Library's Data Support (Jonathan Torres, Dana Library)

Covers Stata SPSS, NVivo, R, and more

NVivo trailer (17 sec)  NVivo is software to assist in qualitative research.

Data Services (Ryan Womack, New Brunswick)



Got a question?  Please get in touch with Roberta Tipton at the Dana Library,

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