Database searching tutorials




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Web of Science

Tutorial: How to Find Healthcare Statistics

Struggling to find health-related data or statistics?

View this PDF tutorial on "How to find healthcare statistics."

Research Essentials

Looking for articles but not sure where to start? For articles describing primary research, written by experts in the field, try the nursing and medical databases listed below.
The brief videos below will help you develop your research question, choose keywords and offer tips for improving your search results!

  1. Search nursing and health-related databases to find peer reviewed or scholarly articles on your topic.
  2. Choose keywords for your topic.
  3. Learn the shortcuts: use advanced search techniques to search databases more effectively and find the full text.
  4. Review articles which cite a relevant article, as well as the article's references, to discover more relevant material.
  5. Interlibrary Loan: Use ILLIad, our interlibrary loan service to request articles not owned by Snell Library. HINT:  click on the PDF link or the   "Check NU LIbrary" in your database search results. If the article is not available, you will be prompted to link to ILLiad to submit your request.
  6. Organize your citations using citation management tools such as RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero. Import your citations from your database search, then autoformat them into your preferred citation style, and insert the reference list into your paper.