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ADN Nursing: Find Articles

Core Databases

The following databases have information and scholarly articles specific to nursing and allied health.

If you have trouble accessing online content, please contact the library or email health sciences liaison, Samantha Mueller.

SJC access only, you will be asked to login if off campus

CINAHL Search- Getting Started

1. From the Library Homepage, click on 'Article Databases', then scroll to Allied Health & Nursing, then click on CINAHL

2. From the EBSCO/CINAHL page, click on 'Advanced Search (under the grey search bar), then use a keyword/search term per box

3. Refine your search results as needed on the left side after you click the green 'search' button

Keyword Basics

Keywords are the terms you use when searching a database. Unlike Google, databases don't try to read or interpret your searches to figure out what you need; databases simply match your search terms, your keywords, to the information they have on their articles. 

To generate keywords, think about your search topic and write down the big idea terms. Don't think of it in terms of the question you want answered, think of it in terms of the words that would show up in your ideal article. Think of synonims to those terms and other related big picture words. Then do a search in one of our databases. Take note of what other words keep cominmg up, and add them to your list of keywords. This is a trial and error process, so give yourself some time and don't give up!| Central Library: 281-476-1850 | Generation Park Campus: 281-998-6150 x8133 | North Library: 281-459-7116 | South Library: 281-998-6150 ext. 3306