To save time, you may want to first review search logic (Boolean logic, truncation, and phrase searching).
For nursing research, you'll need to find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles. You can do that in two ways:
1. Use the nursing databases CINAHL and AJN (linked below).
2. Use the Start Your Research Here box on the library's home page.
This handout outlines the basic ways to search.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text (database linked above) is the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, listing over 1,700 sources in nursing and allied health.
Use these limits to save time:
You may also try these science and medical article databases. Mouse over the database names to see descriptions of each.
Library databases such as CINAHL will help you create a draft APA citation.
When the library is open, you can read these nursing journals in print form. They are on the shelves across from the reference desk, on the library's top floor. They may be read in the library.
ProQuest Health and Medicine database, listed in the top left box, includes leading nursing and related publications:
Association of Operating Room Nurses: AORN Journal
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Oncology Nursing Forum
Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Journal of Athletic Training
Journal of Rehabilitation
The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Journal of Allied Health
Clinical Laboratory Science
Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy