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.
Find an Article With a Citation
Ordering Articles Not Available at Dupré Library
Many online databases link to full-text articles, either directly or through the Library's LinkSource service. If the article is not available full-text, LinkSource can search the Library's holdings for a print copy of the article. LinkSource also facilitates an 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.