Essay on Comparing Scholarly Articles and Internet Resources

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Comparing Scholarly Articles and Internet Resources Advances in technology, computer systems and internet enabled nursing professionals to access medical and nursing databases and health information for practice, education and research. The quantity of information available is so extensive that it is almost impossible to keep abreast of them. There are several kinds of articles available in computer databases, scholarly journals and published from various government and private organizations. Each of them serves different purposes and intended for a variety of audiences, from scholars to general population. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast a scholarly article with an internet resource, on a health topic relevant to…show more content…
The following guidelines can be used to identify a scholarly article: 1. Authors: clearly identified authors, noted expert or professional; credentials provided 2. References: lists of works cited at the end 3. Title: usually descriptive, lengthy, and uses professional terms 4. Reading level: advanced, technical, often with specialized vocabulary or jargon 5. Purpose: give information in a specific field; report research findings 6. Length: usually four to five pages or longer 7. Article format: often very structured, with sections such as abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussions or limitations 8. Article submission: articles are reviewed by peers; editor and editorial staffs are experts in the field and work at a variety of institutions. “Development and evaluation of a shaken baby syndrome prevention program” is a research article meets all the criteria of a scholarly article. The objective of this article is to evaluate parents' and nurses' opinions regarding the adequacy of an educational program on shaken baby syndrome: the Perinatal Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program (PSBSPP). This research study was done in two birthing institutions in Montréal, QC, Canada: a university hospital and a regional center. The participants of the study were two hundred and sixty-three parents (73.8% mothers, 26.2% fathers) received the intervention after the birth of
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