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NUR 301: Home

This guide will supply you with resources to help you with NUR 301.

Getting Started

Learning some information about your Nursing theory / theorist is a great place to start.  While you might be tempted to search Google, try looking through your textbook and books from the Health Sciences Library first.

Some suggested titles (click on them to access):

Nursing theories: A framework for professional practice


Understanding the work of nurse theorists: A creative beginning


Warning: Some of our eBooks have a limit on how many people can view them at the same time.  If the book is unavailable, try again later.  If you are done with the book, please make sure close out of it so that others can access it.

Logging into library resources (OpenAthens)

In order to use library resources, you will need to login.  New: PA College and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health users can use their respective credentials to login to library resources.  A separate OpenAthens account and password is no longer necessary.

Peer reviewed articles

Looking for peer reviewed/scholarly journals for this project?  Try searching our DISCOVER tool to find them.  Not sure what a scholarly journal is?  Take a look at the information on this page to see what makes this source different.

Nursing theorists search suggestions:

  • Try searching for the name of your theorist or theory
  • Use the limiters on the left-hand side
    • Full-text
    • Peer-Review
    • Publication Date
    • Language

Searching for other NUR301 topics: You will probably need to try a variety of search terms to find the information you need.  This page has more information on coming up with those terms.

Searching Summon Discover

Summon Discover is the library's discovery tool that searches across multiple databases at the same time. You can create an account and save articles from your searches by clicking on the RefWorks login at the top right of the page.

If you have questions or concerns after using this new resource, please contact the Health Sciences Library: 717-947-6022 or library

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APA help

Need help with APA formatting, references, and citations?  Check out the library's APA guide:  You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian in Starfish.

Writing assistance

Picture of people working together over a piece of written work.There are various writing assistance options available through PA College.

  • In person: Check out this Academic Support calendar for drop-in tutoring sessions with faculty and workshops, including writing assistance.
  • Virtual: Click here to access Smarthinking, an online tutoring service that provides on-demand tutoring in math, biology, A&P and more.  There is also an option where you can submit your writing to get feedback.
  • Feedback as you write: Grammarly automatically detects grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, and style mistakes in your writing.  The Learning Commons provides access to the premium version of Grammarly, which you can find more information on here.
  • ESL support: You can schedule an appointment with an ESL tutor in Starfish.   In Starfish, look for My Success Network on the menu (three lines on the top left-hand corner) to pick a day and time for your appointment.
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