Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Resources for Nursing Research: An Annotated Bibliography (4Th Edn)

Academic journal article Contemporary Nurse : a Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession

Resources for Nursing Research: An Annotated Bibliography (4Th Edn)

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Resources for Nursing Research: An Annotated Bibliography (4th edn) Clamp G, Clamp L and Land L (Eds) (2004) Sage Publications, London; ISBN 0-7619-4991-7; HB; xii + 420 pages; AU$161.00

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JEANINE BLACKFORD

Lecturer, Clinical School of Nursing

La Trobe University/Austin Health

Heidelberg VIC, Australia

This is a useful resource text for teachers, research students and thesis supervisors as it provides an extensive annotated bibliography to assist those embarking on nursing research. The publishers claim there are approximately 3,000 entries and even though it is the fourth edition, 70 per cent of the entries are new. The bibliography draws from a wide number of English-speaking countries with references extending from 1998 onwards. The authors state that before reading this text it is important to read the section on 'How to use this Book' as this gives the reader an understanding of the structure of the book. I returned often to this section.

The book has three major parts, each subdivided into relevant sections. Every bibliographic entry consists of a brief two-sentence description with a specific numbering system that assists in locating references. This numbering enables crossreferencing to other articles or sections relevant to any one topic.

Part 1 of the text examines sources of literature, that is, how to find literature in libraries and data bases, directions to potential services and of course the internet and worldwide portals. …

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