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FNP 100: Introduction to Professional Practice

Step 4: Analyzing Your Results

Once you've retrieved some results, you should assess whether you think they will help you to answer your research question.

You can use the limits on the left hand side to help filter your results, depending on your requirements.  For example, you may wish to look at scholarly/peer reviewed sources, which will eliminate newspaper articles from your results.  Similarly, you might wish to look at more recent publications, and may want to apply a date range to your results. 

Review the Abstract under More Information, or the Table of Contents, where available. The abstract is a summary of the full article, while the table of contents gives you the list of chapters that are included in a book. 

Check to see that the resource is appropriate for the assignment, and reflects the course content. For example, look for resources that provide a critical perspective on how food banks may or may not impact on food insecurity. Click on the “Full Text” link to read the item.

To save your records, mark and email them to yourself - use the option to email them in the citation style of your choice to save time with references!