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FNP 100: Introduction to Professional Practice

Common Information Sources

  • Books - in-depth and broad examination of a topic 

  • Articles - more specific examination of a topic  

    • Scholarly articles - published in academic journals for an audience with some familiarity with the discipline or topic, vetted by ‘peers’ 

    • Popular articles - published in newspapers, magazines, trade publications to be read by the average person  

  • Websites – look for authoritative, credible sources

  • Grey literature, such as government documents or reports from professional associations 

  • The Differences Between Scholarly and Popular Sources