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Finding Evidence Based Scholarly Articles to Read and Review.


Welcome to the STCC Library's Nursing Libguide

Finding reliable resources in a library can be daunting. This guide will help you find reliable, peer-reviewed periodical articles that you can always retrieve in the STCC Library, or on campus. Most are also available from home. Use this guide as a reference when you forget what was discussed in your library session.

Remember, when in doubt, ask a librarian. You can contact me directly by using the box to the right.


Participants will:


Access and use a scholarly database efficiently, and be able to decode a citation from a database or the web.

Recognize the parts of a research article, in print or on line.

Create correct APA citations for journal articles, books and web pages.

Be able to use Easybib....



FULL TEXT: (or HTML Full Text) Provides all the words in the article.
Full text may NOT include images, graphs or charts. See PDF

JOURNAL: A periodical focused on a specific subject, written by
experts using the vocabulary of the field. Journals are
meant for professionals
or students in the discipline who use these
tools to present, discuss, analyze and debate issues and hypotheses.

PDF: A file format produced through Adobe Acrobat that allows
readers to view all the elements of the document as originally
The free Adobe Acrobat viewer must be installed on a computer in
order to read .PDF documents. This format is a first choice for documents
with graphs, charts or other necessary images.

Subject Guide

Barbara Wurtzel
Springfield Technical Community College
1 Armory Sq. Suite 1
PO Box 9000
Springfield MA 01102-9000
413 755 4816

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For further help, please contact the library's Reference Department. You may:

* Call us at (413) 755-4549 during library hours, or come in to the Library in Building 27 of the STCC campus.

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