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Nursing: Find Articles

Nursing Databases

If you need help searching the library databases, contact a librarian in any of the ways listed on our homepage.

Prescription Drug Database

Scholarly Articles Databases

Visit the library's A-Z list of databases for a complete list of all of our resources.

Focusing your library search on nursing research

How do you limit your research to nursing journals and nurse authors? Watch the video to see some examples in Nursing and Allied Health, CINAHL, and the library's OneSearch box.

Video contents:

1:23 Searching in the Nursing & Allied Health database

4:37 Finding nursing research using OneSearch

6:41 How to use the citations in a review paper to find additional sources

8:26 Searching for nurse authors in CINAHL

Here are some tips:

1. You can add 

AND nurs*

to your keyword search in any of our databases. This will look for some form of the word nurse in the title, abstract, and subject tags of the articles.

2. You can choose "advanced search" in  CINAHL and find options to check off for nursing. Choose nursing under Journal Subset and you can check "Any author is a nurse," a box just above the Journal Subset box. In other databases you can choose Nursing and Allied Health as a discipline. 

Please ask a librarian if you need help with these strategies.

Searching open access databases for nursing research

Just as with library databases, there are open access databases that have helpful limiters. Watch the video to see searches in these three excellent options.

Video contents:

1:09 PubMed - limiting to nursing journals

5:21 Sigma Repository

9:47 Nursing Commons

1. In PubMed, add AND nurs* and/or check the "Nursing journals" box in your results (see video for demo).

2. Search an open access nursing collection:

  • All material in the Sigma Repository are "authored by a single nurse, multiple nurses, or a collaborative group that includes a nurse. The nurse does not need to be the lead author."
  • Nursing Commons is part of The Digital Commons Network, which  brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work."

Remember to examine whether the article you find has been peer-reviewed. 

Searching for a particular article

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