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Nursing research guide: Articles, journals and databases

How to find good search terms?

Mind map for search term internal communication

  • Think of alternative concepts and notions for your topic. Don't forget synonyms and acronyms. 
  • Check subject headings / keywords from the sources you've already located and use those as search terms
  • Check out guide to information retrieval for additional tips

Something missing?

Couldn't find the book or the article you were looking for? You can either suggest new material by filling in the acquisitions proposal form or leave an interlibrary loan request using this online interlibrary loan request form.

Highlights from the Ebsco E-book collection

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Multidisciplinary databases

Multidisciplinary databases also cover a nursing & health care topics, so remember to check these as well.  

What is peer review?

The quality of articles in most scientific journals is guaranteed by peer review / scholarly review. In peer review, experts in the same field evaluate the scientific manuscript and decide whether it should be published. 

In Finna and most other databases, you can limit your search results to peer-reviewed journals.