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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): Conducting a Literature Review

The Doctor of Nursing Practice page gives you links to key resources to help you start your research

Selected Literature Review Books

Tips for Literature Reviews

  • Search the nursing/healthcare literature to find studies relevant to your topic or PICOT question.
  • Don’t just summarize and list studies on your subject, instead:
    • Appraise your findings
    • Summarize research studies
    • Compare and contrast studies
    • Synthesize the key concepts of your readings

Selected Online Resources


Welcome to the Houston Cole Library Guide pages! The Conducting a Literature Review Guide gives you links to key resources to help you get started finding and organizing your resources. Information is also available at Houston Cole Library's How to Conduct a Literature Review page.

Finding Information and Keeping Track of References

Selected databases to search for literature are listed below. RefWorks is a reference manager designed to keep track of the references cited in your papers, and to create bibliographies.

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Health and Sciences Librarian

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Paula Barnett-Ellis
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Houston Cole Library
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Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602

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