Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams

Katharine Pionke, Alicia Huckstadt

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While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using citation analysis of exams that were taken during a database trial and exams that were not. The findings showed no difference in examination pass/fail rates. While the pass/fail rates did not change, a great deal was learned in terms of citation accuracy and types of materials that students used, leading to discussions about changing how citation and plagiarism awareness were taught.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-193
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2015


  • Bibliography
  • Education
  • Libraries
  • Plagiarism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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