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NUR 397: Nursing Concepts

Spring 2012
Research Help

Here are some useful resources for your nursing research. You have an open invitation to visit the reference desk (main floor of the library) or e-mail a librarian (Anna Hulseberg, for help with your research. Just ask!

Professor: Lori Steffen
Librarian: Anna Hulseberg

Table of Contents:

Finding Articles
Databases for articles and other materials offer references to publications that may or may not be in this library; some databases offer full text of articles and others simply citations. There are in-depth databases that cover publications in a particular field and others that are interdisciplinary. You can access databases from a drop-down list on the library's main page.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)
    Provides indexing for over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health dating back to 1937; includes full text for more than 750 of those journals. Also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
  • Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
  • Journals@OVID
    Search over 800 scientific, technical and medical journals from over 60 different publishers. Includes full text coverage of 14 nursing journals.
    The National Library of Medicine's index to scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system, from 1994-present. MEDLINE links to the ProQuest interface; this database can also be searched through the NLM's free PubMed web interface.
Finding Journals
  • Journal Locator
    Find out if we subscribe to a particular journal, either online or in print. If the journal is not available in print or full text at Gustavus, you may request copies of articles through Interlibrary Loan.
Citing Your Sources
This page includes basic models for MLA, APA, and Chicago citations as well as a link to a more detailed online guide and sample papers. If you're confused about whether you should cite a source or not, take a look at this explanation of plagiarism from the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

NUR 397 Guide from St. Olaf College Libraries
The St. Olaf College Libraries guide for this course taught at both St. Olaf and Gustavus includes assignment guidelines and information on conducting a literature review, poster preparation and presentation, and preparing an annotated bibliography. Use the links above for access to Gustavus resources, such as our CINAHL subscription. Thanks to Brian Conlan at St. Olaf College Libraries for permission to link to this guide.

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