Research Resources

A compilation of library resources for DNP students

Tips for Professional Writing

There are many online resources that will help you with your professional writing in the DNP program. The Learning Assistance & Resource Center (LARC) of Radford University provides online tutoring in many subjects including writing skills. This online tutoring is called SmartThinking and as a Radford University student you may get an account there free of charge. With SmartThinking you may submit a paper for critique. Find access to SmartThinking via MyRU, student tab.

IRB Tutorial
The Radford University Institutional Review Board (IRB) offers tutorials on the IRB process.

Additional online resources

How to write a thesis statement
Indiana University

The Introductory Paragraph
UC Santa Barbara Writing Program

Paragraphs and Topic Sentences
Indiana University

Using Evidence
Indiana University

Structure of an essay
Florida Gulf Coat University

A writing tutorial for graduate students
Drake University

Writing the Graduate Research Paper
Southern Utah University

Paragraphs: Size, Shape, Focus
Lincoln University