Videos and Podcasts

APA and citations

APA Basics Tutorial (7th edition) 

Paraphrasing and Direct Quotation: A Brief Primer -  Great video on differences between paraphrasing and quoting.

Writing tips

Organizing Your Paper

The MEAL Plan: A Brief Explanation – This is a must to improve your writing!  This technique can help you organize your draft at both the paragraph and whole-paper levels.

Reverse Outlining: A Tool for Revision – You're done writing your paper, but you think something's not quite right.  Reverse outlining is an excellent tool to organize your draft and check it for coherence.  Find out about it here!

Grammar Tips

How to Write Better - Writing Tips on Voice, Tense, Perspective, Cliche and Wordiness – The title says it all. Includes a very clear explanation of the difference between active and passive voice.

Integrating Sources

Writing Skills Workshop: How to integrate scientific studies into your work

Synthesizing Research

Writing Skills Workshop: Building paragraphs that synthesize versus summarize

Understanding research articles

From Idea to Library – This short video resolves the mystery of what research articles are and where they come from.

Learning support

Test Taking Strategies – Do you get nervous before an exam?  Worried about an up-coming test?  This video can help!  Specific, user-friendly techniques are explained in a light-hearted manner.

Ted talks

Check out these enlightening videos when you have a little more time:

Body Language and Communication – How your body language affects what you communicate.  Interesting and informative!

Communicating Science - This clip, "Talk Nerdy to Me," has great tips on how to better convey scientific information (like nursing information!)

Narrative Medicine - This is a poignant video that could profoundly change how you approach your nursing practice.

Reading comprehension


Resume and CVs Resources

Nursing Resumes -- Resumes with OHSU nurses in mind

Your Nursing Resume -- A short presentation to help get you started drafting your nursing resume

Graduate students

Writing for publication

These 3 videos will help guide you through the process of publishing your own journal article.

Podcast Part 1 - Getting Started

Podcast Part 2 - How to Succeed in Publication

Podcast Part 3 - Submission Process for a Research Journal

Conducting a literature search