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Nursing: Finding Articles

This guide shares tips to nursing resources.

Scholary Nursing Journals -- a few selected titles

Here are some suggestions for scholarly nursing research journals. This is NOT an exhaustive list.

Advances in Nursing Science Journal

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Nursing Science Quarterly

Western Journal of Nursing Research


General Search Tips

  1. State what you need in a sentence.
  2. Select keywords from your statement.
  3. Use these keywords as search terms.
  4. If searching a phrase, enclose the phrase in "quotation marks".

Where to locate articles

There are several options to LOCATE JOURNAL ARTICLES:

1. One Search Box on the library home page for beginning searches.

2. Databases -- select from library home page and choose a database to use

3. Resource Guides --- point to journal article tools/databases

4. E-Journals List --  If you HAVE the TITLE of a JOURNAL check here to see if the Library owns

Nursing Focused Databases

These databases index and often offer full-text articles from many great nursing journals:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Nursing State Assn Publications

All states have nursing publications, below is a link to nursing state publications.

Information about the Digital Objective Identifier (DOI)

What is the DOI?