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Guide for finding and using library resources for College of Nursing students.and faculty

Journal articles

Articles in scholarly journals are how researchers communicate their research findings. These articles are usually peer-reviewed--reviewed by other scholars in the field--to ensure accuracy and reliability. They also contain the most current information on nursing and health-related topics.

Library databases

The UA Libraries license hundreds of general and specialized databases that can help you find scholarly articles and clinical information. The major databases you will use include PubMed, CINAHL and Embase. All three can be found in the Top Resources link on the AHSL home page.

The sections below contain resources to help you get started with each of these databases; For additional help with any database searching, please contact Maribeth!

Searching PubMed


If you need help getting started with PubMed, the tutorials below provide a great introduction. 

Searching CINAHL


CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. CINAHL has a large collection of nursing journals, so it's a great place to find nursing literature.  The tutorials below can help you get started:

Searching Embase


Embase has a wealth of journals that are not all covered by PubMed or CINAHL, and is particularly strong in coverage of complementary therapies, drugs, and medical devices. To get started with Embase, see the resources below:

Associate Librarian

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Maribeth Slebodnik
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
College of Nursing, Room 321
Skype Contact: maribeth.slebodnik