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Search Strategies

Strategy to locate and access copies of articles

  1. Conduct a literature search in the  recommended indexes. 
  2. Many indexes include full-text articles in PDF, TXT, and HTML formats.  Use the External Link Icon    icon to link to full text articles, Interlibrary Loan request forms, or other tools.
  3. If you have a citation (Journal name, article title, year, volume number, etc) use the Journals List to locate content.
  4. Double check the GSU Library Catalog to locate journals in print and microfilm formats, if not found in the Full Text Journals List.

Indexes to Nursing and Biomedical Literature and Research Databases

  • CINAHL Complete
    CINAHL® Complete is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1,350 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL® index, with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL® Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    CINAHL® Complete also provides indexing for more than 5,200 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 4.1 million records dating back to 1937.
  • PubMed (MEDLINE)
    Published by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides over 20 million to the world's biomedical literature from 1966 to the present, including Pre-1966 and pre-publication citations provided by publisher partners. Full Text articles can be accessed from freely accessible articles, and through the GSU Outside Tool. Please change results display to "Abstract" to view the GSU links to GSU holdings, and to an Interlibrary Loan request form.
  • PsycINFO
    (EBSCO) PsycINFO contains more than 1.8 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, in the the multidisciplinary field of behaviorial science and mental health. (PsycInfo links to full text articles in PsycArticles and other EBSCO databases)
  • ABI/INFORM Global  
    (ProQuest) ABI/INFORM Global is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market, offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business Source Premier aims specifically at business schools and libraries, containing 2,966 full text scholarly journals and business periodicals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and much more. Business Source Premier contains full text from the world's top business journals and is particularly strong in both management and marketing.
  • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science 1900-present
    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities from 1900-present. Web of Science package includes the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, the Data Citation Index, book citation indexes, MEDLINE from the National Library of Medicine, and ENDNOTE Online, the Thomson Reuters bibliographic management platform. “Please Register for a User Id password from the opening screen of the link for WOS in Databases A-Z. On the top right hand corner click on “Sign In”, click on “Register” and follow screen prompts.
  • Dissertation and Theses Database
    (ProQuest) – Definitive guide to more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. Provides abstract and indexing. Coverage dates are 1861 – present
  • Cochrane Collection Plus
    combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register. All databases in Cochrane Collection Plus are published by Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Browse the Main Stacks

Try these LC areas for browsing Nursing book and video titles.

RT  Nursing
RT49 Nursing assessment
RT61 Home Nursing, see also RT120.H65

RT81.5 Nursing Research
RT85  Nursing Ethics
RT89 Nursing Administration
RT97  Public Health Nursing
RT98 Community Health Nursing

Nursing specialties are cataloged as follows:

RJ245+  Pediatric Nursing
RC954  Geriatric Nursing
RC266  Cancer Nursing
RC674  Cardiovascular Nursing
RE88, RF52.5  Otolaryngological Nursing
RC735.5, RL125  Respiratory Nursing
RG105   Gynecological Nursing
RG951  Maternal Nursing
RC350.5 Neurological Nursing
RG951  Obstetrical Nursing
RC440   Psychiatric Nursing
RJ247  School Nursing
RD99+  Surgical Nursing
RD753 Orthopedic Nursing

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