On this page you'll find the databases and other resources we recommend that you try searching in when you're looking for scholarly nursing literature. You'll also see a couple of strategies for making sure that you can get to the full-text of an article. After all, you have to read the whole article to be sure of what type of article it is!
If you're looking for a single qualitative or quantitative nursing research article you'll most likely find it in CINAHL. If you're doing a larger project, you'll find some great systematic reviews in Cochrane or JBI, as well as broader health sciences research in Medline.
When you're looking at search results in a database you're going to see a few different ways to get to the full article, usually either...
Both of these will take you to the article (if we have access).
If you see the Access Options screen below, it means we don't have full-text access to the article. Try Google Scholar first to see if it's available for free. If not, click Request via Interlibrary Loan. We'll get the article for you from another library, usually within a few days.