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Resources for RN-to-BSN Students

Databases for Nursing

The following is a list of selected databases for nursing:

Recommended databases for nursing

Additional databases and indexes for nursing

How to Find Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

What does "peer-reviewed" mean? What's the difference between a peer-reviewed, scholarly article and a popular article?

A peer-reviewed article is reviewed by subject experts before being approved for publication in order to ensure that it meets specific criteria and standards. Academic journals that use peer review in their selection process are generally considered to be of higher quality and more trustworthy than those that don’t use the peer review process.

Popular articles are found in sources intended for a general audience, and they are often available freely online. Examples include Time magazine, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.

When conducting academic research, your professors will often require you to use only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.

How do I find peer-reviewed articles?

You can find peer-reviewed articles by searching our databases. Most databases give you the option to select for peer-reviewed articles when conducting your search. Check the "Peer Reviewed" box to ensure all the articles in your search results come from peer-reviewed journals.

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Publication Finder: Find Journals Online

Need to know if we have an online subscription to a particular journal? Try conducting a title search in our Publication Finder, which provides access to all of our electronic journal subscriptions. Publication Finder also allows you to browse by discipline.

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Ordering Articles Not Available at Dupré Library

LinkSource Logo Many online databases link to full-text articles, either directly or through the LinkSource service. If the article is not available full-text, LinkSource can search Dupré Library's holdings for a print copy of the article. LinkSource also facilitates an Interlibrary Loan ILLiad request when a Dupré Library copy is not available, which allows you to order the article via Interlibrary Loan. Look for the Link Source logo when using online databases.