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Recommended academic resources for Valpo's College of Nursing students.

Scientific Publication Cycle - Nursing Information

The Scientific Publication Cycle helps us to understand how scientific knowledge is generated, communicated, and accessed.  For many of your assignments, peer-reviewed journal articles will be the only type of published information that is acceptable for use.  For other assignments, secondary resources including evidence summaries, systematic reviews, textbooks, or other secondary sources are acceptable.  

If your professor doesn't specify what types of information is acceptable, make sure to ask!  Also make sure to clarify if there are any limitations as to the years that you can use or any other criteria.

Off-Campus Access

You can gain off-campus access to the electronic resources (also called databases or journal collections) by clicking on the name of the database you’d like to access, and then logging in using your Valpo e-mail username and password.

If you have problems with this service, contact IT at 464-5678.

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DNP Evidence-Based Project Reports - Access to Previous Reports

Looking for a Valpo DNP Evidence-Based Practice Project Report? 

Reports from projects are available within ValpoScholar, the University's institutional repository.  Click on the Theses, Honors Papers, and Project Reports link and then the Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports link.  

The majority of the reports are available full-text from off-campus without login.  Other off-campus use will require you to enter your VU username and password for access.  When off-campus, look for the sentence at the top of the page that says, Off-campus Valpo Users: To download campus access documents, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your Valpo username and password.  Click the "log into our proxy server" link and enter your VU username and password.  If you see this sentence at the top of the page and you click on the “Download” button you will not be able to access the full-text.  If you don't see the, "Off-campus Valpo Users:" sentence at the top of the page then you can click on the "Download" button.   

Article & Book Delivery to Off-Campus/ Distance Learning Students

In addition to our interlibrary loan service, Valparaiso University Christopher Center Library Services provides free-of-charge article photocopying services for items we own for off-campus students and faculty who meet one of these criteria:

  • For (non-law) students: You live 30 or more miles from Valparaiso and you do not come to campus to attend class
  • For (non-law) faculty: You are on sabbatical and living at least 30 or more miles from Valparaiso
  • For (non-law) faculty: You are teaching abroad at one of VU's International Study programs

To use this service, please follow these steps:

  1. Please complete the online Application Form. We will not process any requests until we have the Application form on file and it has been approved. You will be notified when your application is approved.
  2. Use ILLiad to place article requests. This is the same system used for Interlibrary Loan.
    - If you have not done so already, register for interlibrary loan -- ILLiad.

If you have any questions about document delivery, read more here or please contact us at 219-464-5363 or ill (at) .

Have questions?

Kim Whalen
Email me at or call me at 219/464-5754 to set up a time to meet.

Or stop by my office, Room 267, in the Christopher Center. My availability varies daily so it is often best if we arrange a specific time to meet/talk.
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