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Nursing Resources

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Find articlesBegin your search for articles on nursing topics by searching one of the databases in the box to the right.


If you have a particular nursing journal title in mind, go to the Journal Title Search in order to view the library's holdings for that journal.


If you'd like to browse the library's collection of nursing journals, click on the link in the box below.

Find article citations with Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar to find citations to scholarly articles.  While some articles are freely available via the web, many are not.  If you find a useful article citation using Google Scholar, check the Berntsen Library's Journal Title Search to see if you can access the journal via the library.  Otherwise, you may request the article by submitting a request through Inter-Library Loan.

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar tutorial

Nursing databases

Databases from related fields

Multi Topic

Cochrane and CINAHL searching

For help with searching the Cochrane and CINAHL databases, see the Cochrane and CINAHL guides.

Journal Title Search

Search for periodicals available full text.

Interlibrary loan

View the following guide to assist in the use of Inter-Library Loan, Northwestern's interlibrary loan system. 

Print periodicals

While many of the journal articles you find in the databases will be available in electronic format, some will be available only in print.  Journals and magazines in print format are located at the back of the Library on the main level.

Print periodical stacks on the library's main level