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NURS 7920: Outcome Methods for Advanced Practice Nurses

This LibGuide is designed to support students in the NURS 7920 course with links to resources and information on research study design and methodology, statistical methods, and finding/evaluating outcome measurement tools.

NURS 7920 LibGuide: What You Can Find

This LibGuide is designed to support graduate nursing students in the NURS 7920 course. It provides links to resources to supplement and enhance course content. Consult the left side menu for links to course-related library resources and step-by-step research guidance, or follow the links below:

  • Essential Library Links: Get started with library research by exploring these essential resources from the UToledo Libraries
  • Research Design & Methodology: Learn about specific types of research design by perusing a variety of library e-books on research methods
  • Statistical Methods: Not sure what a p-value is or what confidence intervals are? Look up key terminology for statistics by exploring these recommended e-books
  • Outcome Measurement: Find research-based information on valid and reliable outcome measurement tools and research instruments including surveys, questionnaires, scales, and more
  • Finding Research Studies: Connect to scholarly research databases for finding research articles in peer-reviewed journals. This page also includes guidance on how to perform a literature search and step-by-step instructions for accessing full-text articles. 
  • Evidence Synthesis: Access recommended readings and e-books on evidence synthesis, including various review types (i.e. systematic reviews, integrative reviews, meta-synthesis, etc.)
  • APA 7th Edition: Take the guesswork out of citing and referencing your sources in APA format by consulting these reputable writing resources

Questions or need help with research for this course? Ask your Nursing Librarian, Jodi Jameson! 

Need Help with Research for NURS 7920? Ask Your Nursing Librarian

Welcome to the Mulford Health Science Library at The University of Toledo! 

Your Nursing Librarian is Jodi Jameson, MLIS, AHIP. Jodi is happy to assist you with your research and information needs, including the following:

  • Getting started with research. Identifying a topic, formulating a research question, and selecting relevant resources. 
  • Finding and evaluating information. Accessing journal articles, books, guidelines, and more. 
  • Search strategy development. Crafting a search using Boolean logic, keywords, and subject headings.  
  • Searching library databases. Accessing and navigating a variety of databases (i.e. CINAHL, MEDLINE, PubMed @ UT, Embase, and more) to find research studies published in peer-reviewed journals.  
  • Reviewing the literature. Conducting a comprehensive and thorough literature review, critically appraising research studies, and assigning levels of evidence to individual studies. 
  • Organizing what you find. Managing and organizing your sources using EndNote software and other tools. 


        Phone: 419.383.5152

        In-person: 4th Floor, Mulford Library, M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm (inquire at the front desk)

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