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NURS 2900: Medical Surgical Nursing I (Arsenault): Getting Started

Access Databases from Off-campus

Your task is to find articles from nursing journals. Where should you start? Google? The Library?

Google and Wikipedia are easy and familar tools, but they aren't going to find the type of journal articles you need for your class assignments. 

The Library subscribes to a number of nursing databases that contain thousands of full-text articles and provides indexing and abtracts to many more. Start by going to the Library website (or using the resources placed on a research such as this one). From the Library site you can go to the Research Databases (select the database you want to use from the Alphabetical List or the By Subject List) or to the Research Guides (select a subject area and check out the available guides that will not only point you to suggested databases, but also provide additional information to help you with the research process). 

Find an article in the database that isn't full-text? No worries. Use the Journal Locator tool to see if we have access to the article in one of our other subscriptions or use ILLiad to get it from another library.

You may access all of our databases from home with your Falcon Key ID and Password.

Journal Locator Search Tool

Type in the name of a journal to see if the AVGC Library has access to it online or in our print collection:



ILLiad: Get Articles, Books or A/V from Another Library