This research guide is designed to highlight major print and online nursing resources available through the Loyola University Chicago Libraries. It also provides links to important web resources offering a wide array of freely available nursing, medical, and allied health information. Please use the tabs above to find information on various topics. Also, quick links to major research databases are found in the box below.
If you are a gradate Nursing student, you also have access to some of the online resources via the Health Sciences Library. A great place to begin exploring their resources is their graduate nursing research guide found here.
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The link below provides a simple one-page chart listing four primary characteristics of a peer reviewed journal article. It suggests ways in which you may judge whether an article meets each criteria. These characterists may also be applied when evaluating a book chapter in an edited book. This is not a definitive guide - when in doubt, always consult your professor or contact the library reference desk (see the Need Help tab at the top of this subject guide for a variety of ways to contact a reference librarian).