This guide for Nursing 210 will help you use the best research tools for finding nursing and medical journal articles.
To help determine if an article is a research study, focus your attention on the abstract on the article's first page. Research articles typically include the following sections in the abstract that explain the purpose of the article:
The premium research databases listed below allow you to access millions of articles from reputable publications like journals, magazines, and reference books. You can save, print, email, and generate citations for documents in these databases.
Best bet! Start here! Provides full text for more than 1300 journals indexed in CINAHL and is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.
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Use SIMPLE KEYWORDS in search boxes:
ethics and cancer
ethics and euthanasia
liability and clinical
legal and home health
"legislation and jurisprudence" and nursing
Use LIMITERS to narrow the results.
Research articles follow a specific format and are organized into standard sections. Skim the abstract and article for the following sections:
Letters to the editor
Editorials & opinion pieces
Meta analysis & meta synthesis
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