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Index to international journals in nursing and the health professions.
Refresher: Look for the IMRaD elements in Scholarly Articles
Primary research articles (also called empirical studies or research articles) contain firsthand information or original data on a topic that is not interpreted, evaluated, or analyzed. These articles also include components or a variation of these components: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion (known as the IMRaDformat). Primary research articles are usually peer-reviewed (i.e. article was critically evaluated evaluated by experts in the field before accepted for publication).