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Nursing: Databases / Search Engines


As one of the major allied health fields, Nursing research has many databases that are dedicated specifically to nursing resources. To search for articles in one of these databases, try using a variety of terms including:

  • nurs*
  • RN
  • the specific nursing specialty
  • the disease or condition you are researching
  • the professional debate that you are interested in

Nurse Authors

If you want to find articles written by nurses, you can use the CINAHL database.  Access CINAHL from the links on the right, type your search like normal, then you can use the limits below the search bar like the image below.

Image showing check box for Nurse as first author or any author

Health Sciences Databases

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