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Health Care Policy and Law and Regulation: Getting Started Finding Information

A guide from Kent State University Libraries; select resources for Nursing Public Health Policy

Important Information

Here are some important things you need to know in order to use University Libraries resources and services effectively:

  • Ask a Librarian.  Contact a KSU librarian by telephone, e-mail, or chat. 
  • Off-Campus  Access.  How to connect to restriced online resources when you are not on campus.
  • Your Library Account. Look here to see what materials you.have checked out, renew items, and find out about holds you hsave requested from other libraries.  
  • Interlibrary Loan.  Free-of-charge Interlibrary Loan and electronic article delivery of materials not held at Kent. 

Some Help with APA Format

Types of Journals in Nursing

What is a Peer-Reviewed Nursing Journal?

Peer review is the process for evaluating artcles before publication.  Journal editors send articles to scholars with similar interests or expertise who evaluate the quality of the research and its contribution to scholarship in the field. The reviewers (also called "referees") make recommendations for publication. 

Effective Searching

  1. Identify the key concepts related to your topic.
  2. Combine key concepts using  Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT.
  3. Put quotes around short phrases that represent a single concept-- e.g."body image."
  4. Use truncation to search for words with the same root-- e.g.patholog*
  5. Evaluate search results to identify new search terms.
  6. Refine your search.
  7. Perform new searches.