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College of Nursing

Getting Started

How to start your nursing research:      

  1. Choose your topic, and break it into concepts.
  2. Select a Nursing database to begin.
    Note: CINAHL & MEDLINE Combined Search is a great place to start.
  3. Type in keywords or search terms related to your topic (one concept per search field).
  4. Click Search. 
  5. You can now refine your results by using limiters (full text, peer reviewpublication datemethodology).
  6. Or further refine your search by using subject terms and Boolean operators
  7. Once you have found an article, get the full text

Learn more about Library Skills
see also Library Webinar Archives: Nursing