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Nursing Theory

Topical overview and research resources for Nursing Theories

Helpful Tips for Finding Theory

  • Don't limit yourself on date ranges - Some of the most formative and germinal articles on important nursing theories date back several decades.
  • Try new places - using non-nursing and medical databases, such as psycINFO and Sociological Abstracts might help you locate theory articles for a variety of contexts.
  • Try out searching for specific authors of theories such as Olson AND Hanchett
  • Check for how often the articles have been cited using Google Scholar. The more an article has been cited, the more influential it is.
    • You can also be directed to relevant articles through tracing these citations in Google Scholar.