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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

Databases for Finding Research Instruments

Video Tutorials for Finding Research Instruments

How do I find the original article?

In your NURS 602 assignment, you are required to reference the "original" article that discusses the development of the instrument. 

Strategy 1. Look in research articles/studies that reference the instrument. These articles should cite the original article about the development of the instrument. Find the citation in the reference list and then conduct a search for the article. 

Strategy 2. Search for the name of the instrument in PsycTESTS or Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI). These databases link to the original article. Keep in mind that not all instruments are indexed in PsycTESTS and HAPI. See videos on searching PsycTESTS and HAPI on this page. 

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