There are many kinds of articles published in Nursing and other health fields. The information on this page provides a list of the main types of publications and a brief description of primary and secondary sources in Nursing.
Primary sources in Nursing report directly on the results of a study, clinical trial, or experiment. These sources tend to be written by the researcher who conducted the study.
Finding primary sources:
Secondary sources in Nursing summarize, evaluate or comment on primary source studies. Secondary source authors discuss work done by others. Remember: you can use secondary sources to discover primary sources (for instance, you can mine the references list of a literature review for primary source articles.)
Finding secondary sources: