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Graduate Nursing: Nursing Databases & Articles

Library resources to support research and evidence-based practice in the ELMSN, MSN, FNP, and DNP programs


This guide will help you find the resources your professors expect you to use in your nursing program.

You will find:

  • Databases and journals for scholarly nursing-related articles
  • Specialized resources and reference books for specific nursing areas
  • Guides for specific nursing classes and assignments
  • Support for APA citations, Zotero research management, and finding measures

START HERE: Databases with General Nursing Content

These databases have a lot of articles on nursing and other allied health fields. They are a good place to start your search. 

Medical Databases with Some Nursing Content

These databases are primarily intended for medical research. If your nursing topic overlaps with medical research, try searching these. 

Psychology Databases with Some Nursing Content

These databases are primarily intended for psychology research. If your nursing topic overlaps with psychology research, try searching these. 

Database Search Tips

Database Searching
  • Look for Advanced Search option
  • Combine search terms (AND)
  • Use alternative terms (OR)
  • Limit: peer-reviewed, publication date
  • Avoid limiting by full-text availability
  • Get better keywords from subject headings
  • Truncation/wildcard (adolesc*)
Citation Trails
  • Check introduction, lit review, and references of helpful articles
  • Use Google Scholar “cited by” for more recent
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