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Nursing Research: Search for Articles

Guide and quick links to nursing and health related resources

Quick Links

Journal Finder


If the journal does not appear in this search or the available date range does not match the date you need, request the item via ILLiad.

Cinahl Search





  • Go to the full options.
  • Try the "suggest subject terms." Here's how.
  • Look through the limiters, below the search box in the full options view.
  • Once you search, look on the left for ways to narrow down, especially by using the subject words.

Article Databases

For more in-depth searching, try one or more of these databases. See the description to get an idea of which would be useful for your topic area.

Systematic Reviews




This is the place for Systematic Reviews (and only Sys. Reviews)! 

  • Systematic reviews are methodical review and synthesis of the data from individual primary studies. 

Want more like this: go to the EBP Guide!


    Subject Guide

    Serena Giese

    Search Tips

    You've got your research question; now it's time for effective searching. Try these tips:

    • Brainstorm a variety of keywords (poverty, low-income, income level, social class)
    • To Narrow search: Connect keywords with and (poverty and education and achievement)
    • Use quotes to search for a phrase ("social inequality")
    • To Broaden search: Use or to search synonyms (poverty or low-income and education)
    • Search by keywords, not sentences (poverty and "secondary education" and achievement instead of effect of poverty on high school students)
    • Use * to get different endings of a root word (school* searches for school, schools, schooling)
    • Look for subject terms or descriptors; use these terms to find more articles on your topic