Helpful Tips for Nursing
Start with CINAHL, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature.
Also use Medline, which indexes all medical literature, and for which the Thompson Library has three interfaces:
Medline via ProQuest (easiest)
Medline via UM-Medsearch: (most powerful, but with the highest learning curve. Use if you are struggling to find articles on your topic, and consider getting help from your Liaison Librarian, contact information in the box on the right)
PubMed: (Available for free on the Internet)
APA Style: for help with the basics of APA style, see the APA style guide.
General Library Information
Frances Willson Thompson Library
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Flint, MI 48502
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Getting Started with Nursing Research in the Library
This guide contains information for nursing students and faculty on the following:
- Finding Articles: article databases like CINAHL, Medline and others
- Finding Books - how to find books, both print and online, in the Thompson Library collection using Mirlyn, the library's catalog
- Finding the full text of articles
- Journal Finder - allows you to find an article if you have the citation for it; or to browse through issues of a particular journal
You can contact the Nursing librarian, Laura Friesen (contact information in the box on the right), or the Reference Desk with your questions:
- By Phone: 810-762-3408
- By Email: email@example.com
- Chat (see chat box on the right)
- Text: 810-407-5434