Answered By: Maria Truskey
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017     Views: 3

Generally speaking, in the field of healthcare, you will look for articles published within the last 5 years, unless it is a seminal piece of work (an original article that strongly influences the scholarly community’s thinking and many scholars have cited from this original article). Please ask the librarians if you are confused as to if an article is a seminal work).

Your professor may have more restrictive requirements for your project, specifying only the last 3 or 4 years.  Make sure you check your assignment guidelines.