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NUR 213: Searching for Articles

A guide for the students of the NUR 213 class.

What's a Library Database? Video

The following video answers the question:
"What's a library database?"

RMIT University. (2012, August 13). What's a Library Database? Retrieved from     

If that link doesn't work, use:

Try these databases...

Searching CINAHL

You can search for articles using a variety of methods.
You can use keywords and phrases to do a search. This may bring back too few or too many results. Using Boolean search operators can help. For a tutorial on using Boolean search operators, visit the "Tutorials and Help" page. 
Basic Search in CINAHL:

To get better results, you can use medical subject headings to search for articles. CINAHL organizes the articles by subject. To find articles, you'll need to know what subject heading to use. For a brief tutorial on using subject headings, visit this tutorial:

Searching PubMed

PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.

PubMed uses a specific vocabulary called MeSH when it indexes articles. Therefore, it's a good idea to start your search using the MeSH database. See the brief video below on how to build a MeSH search.