Need more writing help?
Use these books to help your writing! If you're not sure where to find them, ask the librarian!
Writing Literature Reviews
Call Number: H 61.8 G34 2006
Writing Empirical Research Reports
Call Number: LB 2369 P71 2011
The Elements of Style
Call Number: PE 1408 S772 1999
Introduction to Nursing Research
Call Number: WY 20.5 I6196 2011
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper
Call Number: WZ 345 D274h 1998
The Smart Way
Call Number: WZ 345 Z69s 2002
Writing a Paper
Tips when writing a paper
- When creating your reference page in a Word document, select Insert and Page Break. This way your references will always be at the top of the page, and you don't have to keep pressing "enter" or "delete" to align it with the top of the page.
- For more writing tips on improving your paper, be sure to check out the attachment below!
Tips when searching in EBSCO and Ovid
- Is there a word that could be plural or have different endings, such as nurse (nurse, nurses, nursed, nursing, etc.)? Spell out the beginning of the word and then use the asterisk! It’s the little star on the number 8 of your keyboard. Press Shift + 8 to produce *. This way, if you’re looking for a word that might have multiple endings you can search for all of them like this:
- When working in EBSCO and Ovid, when you have an age group, you don’t have to put that age group in the search boxes, just scroll down a little and find the box that says "Age Groups" and select your group. This will automatically filter your results, saving you time.
- Any titles that have [brackets] around the title means it’s in another language other than English, so be careful.
- Instead of reading an entire article to see if there are specific keywords within the document, press: Ctrl + f. A little box will appear. Put in your word or phrase and press Enter. Everything in that document will highlight with that word or phrase with quick and easy reading. (This hint can work with websites, Word documents, Excel sheets, PDFs and other computer formats.)