Welcome Neonatal Nurse Practitioner students!
This research guide provides links to library services and resources for neonatal nursing research, including databases, e-journals and e-books.
Looking for articles but not sure where to start? For articles describing primary research, written by experts in the field, try the nursing and medical databases listed below.
The brief videos below will help you develop your research question, choose keywords and offer tips for improving your search results!
A selected list of Snell Library journals in neonatology
Major Drug Databases
To search for e-books, use the Library Catalogs option in Scholar OneSearch. On your search results screen, choose E-books under "material type" to retrieve only e-books.
For information about our e-book collections, please visit our page on E-books and E-book Collections. Information on E-book devices is also available. E-book collections with nursing content include: Books@Ovid, ANA Nursing Standards, ClinicalKey, AccessMedicine, AccessPharmacy, STAT!Ref, ProQuest E-book Central.
General Neonatal Care
Standards of Care
2. Choose keywords for your topic.
3. Learn the shortcuts: use advanced search techniques to search databases more effectively and find the full text.
4. Interlibrary Loan: Use ILLIad, our interlibrary loan service to request articles not owned by Snell Library. HINT: click on the PDF link or the "Check NU LIbrary" in your database search results. If the article is not available, you will be prompted to link to ILLiad to submit your request.
5. Organize your citations using citation management tools such as RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero. Import your citations from your
database search, then autoformat them into your preferred citation style, and insert the reference list into your paper.
6. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing your keywords carefully will speed up the research process.
What is Peer Review?
Peer review is a form of quality control for scholarly information.
Peer review is a process by which a scholar's peers (other scholars in the same field) read, evaluate, and decide whether a new article is ready for publication. The article could be accepted, rejected, or returned for rewriting and revision. Most articles in scholarly journals (except for the editorials, commentary, letters and other short sections) have been through the peer review process. So they have passed a test for quality before they reach the reader.
Why is Peer Review important?
Peer Review is a way to ensure quality of writing and research. Without a Peer Review process, readers would have to spend a lot more time evaluating every part of an article to determine its quality. They would have to spend hours reading poorly written articles to get to the good ones. Peer review saves time for scholars and students so that they can focus on learning about the results of a research study.
Learn more about Peer Review from the videos below!
Accessibility Note: Closed captioning is included in these videos. The same information can be viewed via videos or slides.
A citation manager is a piece of software that helps you collect and organize your research and create bibliographies and in-text citations. Citation managers generally offer a range of citation styles and features to choose from.
While citation managers generally have the same basic functions, each one offers some specific features.
Our citation manager comparison chart (below) can help you identify the features that will work best for you. See also our tutorial on choosing a citation manager.