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Introduction to AHSL Resources for Nursing Students

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

Why use 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 are also the most up-to-date information on nursing-related topics.

Why use library databases?

The UA Libraries license hundreds of general and specialized databases that can help you find scholarly articles and clinical information. Contact Maribeth for help using these databases or when you have questions about finding articles in their full text form.

If you need help getting started,  a tutorial called PubMed for Nurses will give you a great introduction in about 15 minutes.

What about Google Scholar?

Use Google Scholar from the AHSL website and your searches will automatically link to articles in the library's licensed journals. Use this tutorial to find out how to configure your browser at home to do the same thing.

If your search results need more focus, try using a recommended database like PubMed, CINAHL or Embase.

Finding Full Text Journal Articles

Searching PubMed

Searching CINAHL


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Maribeth Slebodnik
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
College of Nursing, Room 321
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