Nursing: Journals & Articles

Quick Tips on Searching CINAHL

Looking for more tutorials? Try the CINAHL Support Center.

Check out the Library Quick Guide Searching CINAHL Plus for Heath Resources.

Using PubMed

Recommended Databases

Below are the most popular databases for researching topics in nursing and allied health. Searching multiple databases will help create a well-rounded body of research. Try limiting the publication date to ensure that you see up-to-date results.

CINAHL Quick Guide

The Database Doesn't Have Full Text for My Article. Now What?

During your search, you may encounter times when the full text (PDF or HTML) of an article is not available in the database.  Follow these steps to see how you may locate an electronic or print version of your article:

  1. If PDF and HTML full text are unavailable, click Full Text Finderin certain databases to locate print copies in Columbus State's library or electronic copies in another database, such as the Electronic Journal Center.
  2. If you know the name of the journal in which the article appears, search the eResource Lookup to see if the journal is available online in one of the research databases.
  3. If the article is not available at Columbus State's library or electronically through the research databases, search the OhioLINK catalog for print holdings at nearby college or university libraries. 

Print Periodicals

Find journals on the third floor next to the periodicals desk, or browse a complete list of the library's print periodicals. Some titles include:

Need more?
See a complete list of print journals. Refresh the keyword search for "nurs*".

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