This page contains enriched content visible when JavaScript is enabled or by clicking here.

Nursing and Health Sciences

The elements of a scientific article

A scientific paper includes the following elements

Abstract - a brief summary of the article that addresses purpose, methods, results and conclusion.

Introduction - background information, aim and problem statements

Method - describes the method used, so precisely that it is possible for the reader to follow and repeat the research process.

Results - presentation of the results in text and optionally with tables, charts and figures.

Discussion - this section discusses the research results and the principles, relationships, or generalizations which are certified by the study's results. Possible weaknesses in the study is discussed here.

Reference list - all the documents that the author referred to of shall be included in the reference list.

Nursing - Databases

For nursing students we recommend Cinahl and PubMed in the first place. If you study Social Psychiatric care we recommend Cinahl and Proquest. But, let your topic determine your choice of database!

For an explanation in english, please klick the i-button after each database.

Kontakta biblioteket

Ring 0520 - 22 34 10 eller maila bibliotek@hv.se
Chatta med en bibliotekarie - vi svarar mellan kl. 10-17 alla helgfria vardagar under vår- och hösttermin.

Contact the Library

Phone 0520 - 22 34 10 or e-mail bibliotek@hv.se
Chat with a librarian - we are avaliable weekdays between 10 -17 o'clock during spring and autumn semester.