In order to access the LSU Libraries' resources, please make sure that you are logged into your myLSU. Failure to do so may result in you being unable to access our information.
Steps for Logging into the Libraries' website using your myLSU
1. Log into your myLSU
2. Scroll down and look on the left-hand side for the words, "Library Resources"
3. Select, "LSU Libraries Home Page"
Once you have clicked that link, you should be logged into all of the libraries resources.
For difficulties using any of our resources, please contact the Research Help Desk.
This guide is meant to serve as an introduction to various healthcare based databases and websites that many students in the healthcare field may need.
Each tab has a brief introduction of the database and some tutorial videos. I have also provided a tab on using medical terminology and an additional help tab with basic research information.
Researching can be an extremely frustrating process but it doesn't have to be. LSU Libraries and the librarians are here to help you with any of your research questions.
Please use this guide as needed and please, as always, let me know if you have any questions.
"A research article is a primary source...that is, it reports the methods and results of an original study performed by the authors. The kind of study may vary (it could have been an experiment, survey, interview, etc.), but in all cases, raw data have been collected and analyzed by the authors, and conclusions drawn from the results of that analysis.
A review article is a secondary source...it is written about other articles, and does not report original research of its own. Review articles are very important, as they draw upon the articles that they review to suggest new research directions, to strengthen support for existing theories and/or identify patterns among existing research studies. For student researchers, review articles provide a great overview of the existing literature on a topic. If you find a literature review that fits your topic, take a look at its references/works cited list for leads on other relevant articles and books!"
From https://apus.libanswers.com/faq/2324, "What's the difference between a research and a review article?"
Been a while since you have researched? We have some awesome tutorials to help clear away the cobwebs.
Other useful and informative "how-tos" can be found in our "How-To" guide.
Research articles follow a particular format. Look for: