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The University of Arizona

Nursing Resources

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

Finding Articles

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 are PubMed, CINAHL and Embase. All three can be found in the Top Resources link on the AHSL home page, along with a selected list of major biomedical and clinical databases.

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!


If you want help getting started with PubMed, these resources provide a great introduction: 


CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. CINAHL has a large collection of nursing journals.  The tutorials below can help you get started:


Embase is particularly strong in coverage of complementary therapies, drugs, and medical devices, and has a wealth of journals not covered by PubMed or CINAHL.

To get started with Embase, see the resources below: