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Nursing - Research Guide

Journal Articles

Looking for articles, especially scholarly articles? Try searching the databases below for your topic. No single resource will have all the articles on your topic so be sure to try more than one.

See a complete list of all medical databases available through the Lone Star College Library System.

Basic Search Tips in CINAHL

Search Tips & Examples

Break your research question down into the main concepts and connect the terms using AND, or OR.

  • (adolescent OR "young adult") AND depression AND "vitamin D" 
  • sex workers AND HIV AND interventions
  • adults AND ("heart attack" OR "myocardial infarction") AND aspirin 

Change the words to focus your search if needed.

Check the publication date of each source you find. Try to use resources published within the past 5 years. 

Contact a librarian to get help searching!

See a complete list of all LSC - CyFair Library YouTube videos on searching databases for nursing literature.

Get Articles from Other Libraries

article share iconIf LSC CyFair Library does not have a full-text article that you need, we can see if another library is able to provide it through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service. Just fill out the ILL form as completely as possible. Articles are typically e-mailed directly to you. 

Keep in mind...

  • Cost: FREE in most cases. If there is a charge we will contact you before making the request.
  • Allow 5-10 business days for processing and delivery.


Search PubMed for Articles

PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

How to Search PubMed