NUR 60: Nursing Success Strategies Research Guide


Academic Search Complete

Full text articles from journals, magazines and newspapers covering a broad range of subjects

CINAHL with Full Text

Full text nursing & allied health journal articles

Nota bene: If you use both the limiters "Approved Nursing Titles" and "Full Text", they get combined with "OR" instead of "AND". EBSCO has been notified of the problem, but it has not been fixed yet.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Full Text coverage of the nursing profession, direct patient care and health care administration 

Nursing Resource Center

Disease and drug overviews, care plans and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams database help tutorial

Ovid Nursing Journals

Full text access to four core nursing titles: "AJN", "Cancer Nursing", "MCN" and "Nursing" 

Nota bene: Access is for 1 simultaneous user (2 simultaneous users for AJN) accessing full text. The error message says: Cannot get full text: "The limit for concurrent users of [title] has been reached."  You can request an ILL or try again later.


Scholarly articles and citations in life sciences; includes articles from Medline 

Related: Nursing and Medicine Research Guide

Approved Nursing Journal List

The nursing program requires you to use articles from the a list approved by the nursing department. If you want to use an article that is not from a journal on the approved list, you must have instructor permission.

CGCC Nursing Approved Journal List (Revised August 25, 2014)
Find out if CGCC subscribes to a specific publication

Assignment for Summer Term

Use this research guide to learn how to do research as a nursing student. At the beginning of Summer term, you will receive an assignment with a list of research questions. You will be paired with another student and assigned a particular question to research. You are expected to:

  1. Read this guide
  2. Watch the videos in this guide
  3. Research the question you were assigned
  4. Present your research to your peers during our library instruction session


CGCC Nursing Department Writing Standards (Revised September 16, 2014)
General Interest vs. Scholarly
Nursing Research Tips Related: General Research Tips

Database Tutorials

What is a Library Database? (6 minute video from CLIP, closed captioning available)
CINAHL: Advanced Searching (5 minute video from EBSCO)
CINAHL: Using CINAHL / MeSH Headings (6 minute video from EBSCO)
Ovid: Using Multi-Field Search (2 minute video from Ovid)
ProQuest: Advanced Search (2 minute video from ProQuest)
PubMed: Advanced Search Builder (2 minute video from NBCI )
Science Direct: Constructing an Advanced Search (video, no sound, from Elsevier)