Nursing Resources

School of Nursing Resources

DNP Resources

Background vs. Foreground Questions

Point-of-Care Resources (Answering Background Questions)

Search the Library's catalog for textbooks or use point-of-care resources to answer background questions. 

Databases (Answering Foreground Questions)

Use these databases to perform literature searches and find articles.

Other Resources

Levels of Evidence

The levels of evidence pyramid provides a way to visualize both the quality of evidence and the amount of evidence available. Evidence is broken down into three categories: Critical Appraisal (filtered), Experimental & Observational Studies (unfiltered), and Background Information.  As you go down the pyramid, the amount of evidence increases as the quality of the evidence decreases.

Citation Management - Zotero

 Download Zotero and the Zotero connector for your web browser, then use the instructions below to customize your settings by opening preferences in menu bar under Zotero in Mac and Edit in PC.

To connect Zotero with UVA ejournals, click on custom, select North America, and then University of Virginia.


Covidence is officially here! Click here to sign up for access via our institutional account.

Covidence is a user-friendly review management system that streamlines review processes. Whether you’re doing a literature review or undertaking a systematic review, Covidence can help and we’ll be glad to support you through the process. 

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