Skip to Main Content


Nursing information in the library, from basic knowledge to specific types of research articles to video tutorials

Reading Research Articles

Reading a research article, especially for the first time, is daunting. They are long, very specific, and don't always explain the background. Try these tips for reading research articles, and don't forget to check unfamiliar vocabulary in our medical dictionaries and encyclopedias. When you are choosing and evaluating articles, remember that research comes in many different strengths and even supporting results need to be evaluated carefully.

Nursing Research: reading, using, and creating evidence