Answered By: R. C. (Rip) Rybnikar
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2020     Views: 6

Reminder that from off-campus you will be prompted to login with your A# and library password.

Some of you have assignments asking you to find either articles from nursing journals or articles written by nurses. We recommend beginning with CINAHL which is the most complete tool that we have for researching nursing articles.

Searching for nursing journals is described on in the left margin of the nursing library guide “finding articles” page.

Searching for an article written by a nurse you may want to stick with CINAHL. Before you begin any search you will want to select your search options. (Please note that any of the boxes that you check you can uncheck if the results are not meeting your needs.) Please check "full text" (so you get the article itself and not just a reference to it) and "peer reviewed" which is sometimes called "scholarly"  Further down the page check the boxes labeled "First author is a nurse" and/or "any author is a nurse." In academic writing, when there are many authors listed, the author who is listed first is usually considered the lead author. If the lead author is a nurse it should qualify as having been written by a nurse.