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Nursing, Medicine, and the Health Sciences

Created especially for graduate-level and doctoral-level students in the College of Nursing to guide you through the research process and acquaint you with the many resources available at Falvey Library.

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  Finding journal articles by topic: recommended databases

  • PubMed- Premier database for finding articles from biomedical journals. (By connecting with this link, you will be able to search PubMed and have access to the full-text, online journal articles that are part of the library's subscriptions.)

  • Medline - ISI's version of PubMed. Search screen makes it easy to combine keywords for an effective search.
  • CINAHL  with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
    Find articles from nursing journals.
  • Download pdf guide for searching CINAHL and exporting citations to RefWorks
  • Watch this brief video to learn how to search CINAHL with Full Text.
  • Learn about RefWorks -- Never type a bibliography again!
  • Pro-Quest Nursing Journals (Nursing and Allied Health Source)

    Articles, many full text, from leading nursing and related publications. NOTE: If you search CINAHL, you will link to full-text articles in ProQuest Nursing.
  Finding books
  Finding dissertations
  • Dissertation and Theses Full Text 
    Search for dissertations by topic. 
    Falvey Library will order paper-bound editions of dissertations at no cost but may need to limit the number of orders placed by an individual at any one time.
  World Wide Web sites
  Tips on Keeping Good Notes


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Also Team Leader, Nursing/Life Sciences

bquintil Barbara Quintiliano
Nursing/Life Sciences & Instructional Services Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 225


Last Modified: Thursday, October 15th, 2015