Nursing Journals

  1. I am writing a paper about the current nursing shortage and am having trouble finding on-line journal articles that don't cost anything to read. Does anyone know of any good sites to find these? Thanks in advance.:kiss

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  3. by   meownsmile
    You might try going to the local hospital. Most hospitals have a in house library and they will have most any nursing journal you will need, all indexed and ready. Most have journals from different specialty areas also. They wont let you check journals out, but they probly would copy an article for you for a few cents a sheet. Just make sure you get your bibliography information before you put the journal back.
  4. by   NurseWeasel
    Contact your local college / university. I was having a helluva time too, until I figured out that our school has an online library where we can log on either from home or school (with our school email address as a username, so not anyone can use it). Through the school's library we have access to TONS of nursing journals and other research articles online from the comfort of home.... I like to surf for articles while in my jammies, lol. My personal fave area of the online library is the EBSCOhost although some of my classmates prefer CINAHL - both are huge databases of articles, extremely user friendly, easy to search. Good luck!
  5. by   essarge
    When I search for articles, I use I have found many full articles that way. I always put in the key words "full article" alone with whatever I am searching for. Hope this helps.
  6. by   Katnip
    Does you school have access to data bases and online journals? Most should allow you to get to medline or cinahl (sp?) for free.
  7. by   NurseWeasel
    Another tip for searches: use the term "full text", since the nursing databases seem to rely more on "full text" than "full article" as descriptors.

    I'll usually start my searches with something like the following (no brackets): [nursing AND research AND "whatever topic I'm looking for"] and then keep adding "AND" terms until I narrow down the number of hits to something reasonable (under 200). Additional search terms I've used are ["full text", statistics, graph, table, "nursing process"], etc.

    Oh, and never forget the ubiquitous FREE as a search term, lol.
  8. by   maire
    My college library was a wealth of information. The librarian gave me a list of online sites for articles and information. Drop into your library and ask!
  9. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Thanks guys! I tried the school system library and came up with tons of articles! yay! With the regular system, they wanted me to fork over $15 a piece per article. Thanks for the research tips!

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  11. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Thanks spacenurse for the great websites! You went above and beyond the call of duty.