Nursing Searching

November 7th, 2011

Are you starting research on a nursing or medical topic, but unsure where to begin?  Let the library help!  We provide you with access to a lot of cutting-edge scholarship that will make your research easier.  The EBSCO databases CINAHL, MedLine, Health Source Nursing, and Health Source Consumer are a great place to begin.  These databases let you limit your results to things like only full text articles, peer-reviewed articles, or articles published in the last few years. 

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Say your topic is relationship-based care.  This search gives you over 100 scholarly, full text articles, published in the last ten years.  Or try this search for information about care plans.  Or this one for respecting Islamic practices in end-of-life care.

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If you don’t find enough of what you need in EBSCO, other high-quality information can be found in Journals@OVID Full Text, ProQuest Health and Medical Complete, Health Reference Center, and PubMed.  Run similar searches in them for more articles like these.

 But what if you need some of the hands-on tools like questionnaires, checklists, rating scales, or coding examples?  Try Health and Psychosocial Instruments.  Interested in administration?  Try Health Business FullText.  We have information for every need.

We have lots of other nursing information for you, too.  For easy access to these databases and more, check out this LibGuide for all our medical and nursing resources. And of course if you have questions, Ask Us!