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Nursing - Professional Issues

This is a course research guide for a nursing credit course: Professional Issues.

State Code Annotated Resources

Tennessee Code Annotated: You will have to agree to Terms & Conditions before browsing or searching the site.

Mississippi Code Annotated: Free public access to Mississippi law.

Tennessee Department of Health:  Advance Directives information for healthcare decision making.

If you need to look for Code Annotated for other states, you can Google them out by searching for "state name Code Annotated". Or you can use the page created by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School to find the statutes of your state: Constitutions, Statutes, and Legislative Information - By State

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from  the Federal Government. You can use the site to search for Code of Federal Registrations, Congressional Bills, Federal Register, public and private law, ...

APA Resources

You are required to use the format of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for course assignments. 

  • There are copies of APA style manual, 6th edition in the library. One copy is available to check out for two hours in Permanent Reserves and one copy is in Reference Collection. Both copies are in library use only. The Call Number is WZ345 P976 2010. 
  • In addition to using the official publication manuals to format your citations, you can also use CINAHL or Scopus that has a feature of creating a bibliography in many formats including APA. 
  • You can also consult some free online guides:
    1. APA Citation Style from Cornell University Library: Examples for citing different resources in APA style.
    2. APA Style Guide from Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University: Comprehensive APA guide, videos, and examples 
    3. Purdue Online Writing Lab: Detailed instructions in using APA style.
    4. APA Citation Style from Camosun College Library: Provides some unique examples.
    5. APA 6th edition FAQs:Frequently ask questions related to using APA style in these categories general, references, punctuation, grammar, and formatting.
  • You can also consult video tutorials:
  1. Tutorials created by APA staff: The tutorials cover APA style formatting, citing, and writing. Once in the tutorials, simply click the Outline tab to see a list of topics.