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!
Click the Find Full-Text button and a new tab or window will open. In this tab, your article will load automatically. You will also see a YELLOW ribbon with a link saying "Go To Full Text Finder Results"--click the link if the article doesn't load on its own.