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Nursing Research Guide

Resources for research in Nursing at The Catholic University of America

Databases - find articles here by keyword searches


CU has recently acquired Scopus, a bibliographic database provided by Elsevier. Scopus is an index for academic articles, journals and authors. Among its many features, Scopus provides tools and features that lets users can track often a particular article or author has been cited. Researchers can use Scopus to identify the most useful articles in their field. Authors can also use Scopus to track how widely their work has been cited. Below are some basic sources to help you get started!

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National Library of Medicine (NLM) catalog and databases

NLM LocatorPlus
The National Library of Medicine's online catalog for books, journals, and audiovisual materials.
NLM Databases
Descriptions of, information on how to establish accounts for, and connections to the National Library of Medicine's databases: AIDS databases, Clinical Alerts, Images from the History of Medicine, and more.

Find an article

Articles can be found electronically and in print in the Catholic University  Libraries. 

Step one: Start your reseach in SearchBox (the articles tab).

Step two:  Search a Nursing database using keywords pertinent to your topic. If the article is not available in full-text from a particular database, click on the "360 Find It" button.

Step three: Search CU's Journals for print and electronic journals. Works well when you have a citation, but not full text.

Step four: If CUA does not have the article you can request it through the Interlibrary Loan service.

Step five: Contact your library liaison at: