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Nursing: Find articles

Need to find an article or journal?  Use these tools.   

Mobile Apps for Medical Databases

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  • To get app:  Go to one of the database listed below
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on iPhone and Android Apps. 
  • Enter your email address to send yourself instructions, a key and a link to the app.

Grey Literature for Special Populations

Public/Community Health

Palliative Care

Searching Techniques

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Databases for the Health Sciences

  • CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature
  • Used by medical professionals world-wide for the most up-to-date medical information
  • Best to use if looking for the more specific technical information about a disease, treatment or clinical trial
  • Search by MeSH (Medical Subject Heading) for best results
  • Some results will overlap with CINAHL
  • Located at www.pubmed.gov.  The same as MedLine with Full Text but the screen and searching features are different. 
  • Available freely anywhere. 

Grey Literature

What is the Grey Literature?

In general, grey literature publications are non-conventional, fugitive, and sometimes ephemeral publications.

They may include, but are not limited to the following types of materials:

  • reports (pre-prints, preliminary progress and advanced reports, technical reports, statistical reports, memoranda, state-of-the art reports, market research reports, etc.)
  • theses, conference proceedings
  • technical specifications and standards
  • non-commercial translations
  • bibliographies
  • technical and commercial documentation
  • official documents not published commercially (primarily government reports and documents

Source:  The New York Academy of Medicine, http://www.greylit.org/about