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Nursing Research Guide

A guide for research in nursing and health sciences.

Recommended Databases

Where's the full text?

If a database doesn't have the full text of an article, look for this button to see if the article is in another HSU database.

Can't find it anywhere? Use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to order articles not available in our databases. It's free!


How can I get access to books or other items that aren't in the catalog?

Can I check out books and other materials?

Identifying Scholarly Sources

This video from Carnegie Vincent Library illustrates the distinguishing characteristics of scholarly and popular sources.

Reading Scholarly Articles

Watch this video from Western University to learn strategies for reading scholarly articles.


Watch this video Finding Scholarly Articles with OneSearch by Kelly Hangauer and Humboldt State University Library to explore how to search in OneSearch effectively.

Google Scholar

View this video tutorial (4 mins) to see how to expand your full text results to articles available to you through HSU.

Google Scholar Search