Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 35

The definitive nursing database is CINAHL, but we have others that cover nursing and medical issues as well.

To get started, go to our A-Z Databases: Nursing list. It's a good idea to select All EBSCO + CINAHL Nursing Databases because a lot more of the full text articles will be available.Just so you know, Health Reference Center Academic can be a great option and is very popular with students (see all links below).

  1. Once you've searched for you topic you will have the option to limit results to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals so that's the option I recommend.
  2. After limiting to peer reviewed, you may also want to limit to full text.
  3. Since articles can't be older than 5 years for nursing, you should also use the Publication Date option under Limit to.
  4. If there are hundreds or thousands of articles after these limits, click on all three of these to see your best subject option: Subject: Thesaurus Term, Subject: Major Heading and Subject. Review the subject options under each one and click on the one that comes closest to your topic. That should give your a more reasonable amount of articles to look through.
  5. And finally, don't forget to grab your APA style citation from EBSCO. It's a great time saver!

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