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Introduction to Nursing Inquiry and Research: Research Databases

Quick Research Tips

Be Smart and Save Time!

Do not use sentences to search for information. Try using keywords and phrases.

Before you search a research database, think about alternative search terms (e.g. adolescents, youth, and young adults).

Keep notes on the research databases and the keywords you have used.

Use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT).

Quotes are helpful when your search terms include a phrase (e.g. "occupational therapy").

Research Databases

To search multiple journals at one time for scholarly and professional articles and nursing industry news use the links noted below.

Need access to electronic materials from home?

Off-campus (or remote) access to the University Libraries’ electronic resources is now provided through a new service known as KSU Proxy. KSU Proxy allows Library users  to securely connect to databases, electronic journals,  ebooks and streaming media services without installing complicated third-party software. When you attempt to access library content from off campus, you’re prompted  to enter your FlashLine username and password after which you’re connected. It’s that easy.

Research Database Tutorials

Research Strategy Tutorials