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Where Do I Find Articles?
Articles (full text, abstracts, and citations) are found in databases. If you know the name of a database you need to use, go to the SMSU Library homepage and find the complete listing of databases under the A-Z Database List tab. Most of your BSN research will be done in the CINAHL Complete database.
See the Off-Campus Access tab for more information, including a visual walk-through of accessing databases from off-campus.
The following databases are most pertinent to nursing-related research topics:
CINAHL Complete Provides nursing and allied health professionals access to over 1300 full text nursing and allied health journals.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Provides nearly 550 scholarly, full-text journals in many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
PubMed Citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Note: articles can be interlibrary loaned by clicking on the Search for Full Text button in PubMed citations.
ScienceDirect Covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature.
Please see the CINAHL Demonstration videos and transcripts for examples and explanations about using the CINAHL Complete Database. They are found on the page titled CINAHL Demonstrations under the Article Databases dropdown menu above.
In addition to the nursing-related databases listed in the adjacent column, there are areas of research related to nursing, healthcare, and management that would be indexed in the following databases:
Academic Search Premier Scholarly, peer-reviewed publications in many areas of academic study including humanities, education, computer sciences, ethnic studies, and social sciences.
Alt HealthWatch Database of full-text articles and reports in the complementary, holistic, and integrated health fields, including mental health. In addition, hundreds of pamphlets, special reports, and original research are included.
MegaFile MegaFILE is comprised of EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier and Regional Business News databases.
Psychology Database Full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications.
PsycINFO Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Contains over 2.5 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the early 1800s. Journal coverage includes material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text Full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text from more than 415 journals.