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Masters of Science in Nursing

This guide provides access to resources specifically addressing the various tracks of matriculation in the MSN program.

Identify Peer-Reviewed Journals

look for the   referee shirt.

What are the steps to finding the full text of an article at SFU?

If you just have a citation for an article, it is best to...

1. Search Discover...

This will be the quickest way to find the article and request it.  


2. Follow all possible links that may lead you to the full text. Examples may appear as :
  • Find full text.

  • Full-Text PDF

  • Find a copy in another resource that your library has access to.

  • Search for Full Text by following links like these:

         Full Text             

3. If you cannot find it in Discover...

Never buy an article!

If you are in a database or Discover, "Select Request through ILL" > login with your university login and password > select "Submit"


Manually request and retrieve your article through ...


Jacobs, B. B. (2001). Respect for human dignity: A central phenomenon to philosophically unite nursing theory and practice through consilience of knowledge. Advances in Nursing Science 24(1), 17-35.

Colley, S. (2003). Nursing theory: Its importance to practice. Nursing Standard, 17(46), 33-37.

Tontini, F. (1998). The conceptual model of Dorothea E. Orem. Professioni Infermieristiche, 51(2): 17-19.

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Clean up of imported data is a necessity when wishing to then export a bibliography for you assignment.

Things to check:

  • capitalization in titles, subtitles: full work and chapter, page titles also
  • italics
  • abbreviated words
  • metadata from a website often misses the author, website title, and date of publication or updated date