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Nursing Graduate Programs (PhD, DNP, MS Programs)

Guide to library research for Nursing graduate students

Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Your instructor will often ask you to use a certain style in your paper. Here are links for more information about the styles commonly used in the health sciences:

Tips for Writing Review Articles

If you are writing a paper that is - or might be published as - a literature review, or scoping review, or systematic review, or other type of review, then your search needs to be more comprehensive, and you might start with a seemingly unmanageable number of results. There are some tips and tools that might be helpful, which you can find on my Literature Reviews, Systematic Reviews & More for Health Sciences guide.

Writing Resources for Graduate Students

Books on Writing & Research

Academic Honesty & Plagiarism

"Academic dishonesty is prohibited in all programs of the University. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating dishonesty." University of Massachusetts Amherst Academic Honesty Policy and Appeal Procedure

Here are some links for more information about avoiding academic dishonesty: