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Doctor of Nursing Practice: Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles and Books

Using Find It @ WVU

Use Find It @ WVU to retrieve the articles not in full text.

This link is at the bottom of each article citation.

In the Find It @ WVU window, click on Article to see full text.  Click on For Journal to search the online catalog. for a print copy.  If WVU does not have an electronic or print copy, you can order the article through ILLiad.

Questions? Contact me:

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Faythe Thurman
WVU Health Sciences Library
PO Box 9801
Morgantown, WV 26506-9801
Subjects: Nursing

Finding Articles: Search for Nursing-Related Articles


  To search individual databases, choose from this list:

Searching for Books

For books available at WVU, consult WorldCat, WVUL's online catalog.
Need something that WVU doesn't have?

Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow Services

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are extended to all WVU students, faculty, and staff. ILL and E-ZBorrow can borrow materials from other libraries for you.
  • E-ZBorrow requests books from other academic libraries in the PALCI consortium and generally takes 3-5 days. ILL requests items from libraries all over the world and can take 3 days or more.
  • You may place your ILL request online at or You will need to register with ILLiad before ordering.
  • ILL and E-ZBorrow requests are usually processed within 24 hours. Please include clear identifying information about the items you need when you send your request.

For books not available at WVU, use E-Z Borrow:

      E-ZBorrow is sometimes faster than ILLiad

Warning!  E-ZBorrow works best for finding specific items.  Subject searching from the E-ZBorrow screen can be slow.  It's faster to search by subject in other databases, such as WorldCat, and then look for the exact titles or authors in E-ZBorrow.

Types of Peer-Reviewed Articles

The three most common types of peer review are:
  • Single blindIn this type of peer review the author does not know who the reviewers are. This is the most common form of peer review among science journals.
  • Double blindIn this type of peer review the reviewers don't know the identity of authors, and vice versa. This is the most common form of peer review amongst social science and humanities journals.
  • Open reviewThe identity of the author and the reviewers are known by all participants. There is a growing minority of journals using this form of peer review but popularity among reviewers is yet to be proven.