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Search the Library's Resources

The Search Process

Follow these steps every time you search for resources.

  • Create a list of words that describe your topic.  
  • Choose a database that most aligns with your topic.
  • Search for a combination of words from your word list.
  • Use the asterisk to expand your search (nurs*)
  • Use quotations to look for multiple words as a phrase ("mental health")
  • Use the filters to limit your results
    • Full Text
    • Source Type
    • Date Range
    • Peer Reviewed
  • Pay attention to the subject headings and consider adding those terms to your search.
  • Remember, research is a process so if at first you don't succeed, try again!
  • If you get stuck, contact the library for help.

Find Resources

Here is a short video demonstrating how to search in PubMed.

If you are not familiar with searching PubMed, you may want to review the PubMed tutorials at or contact the library for help.

CINAHL Complete
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-- Ebsco

Search the library's print and electronic book collection in the online catalog

Watch the video below to learn more.  

Don't pay to access a journal article!

Search our databases to access academic journals; this is a service provided to students through the library's database subscriptions. If the full text isn't available directly through one of our database providers, we can request the item through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service which allows us to borrow the item from a different library for you. Email the citation information of the item you would like to request, including Title, Author, and Publication Information.