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NURS MSN NP School of Nursing Library Instruction Session Spring 2024

Library resources to support the M.S.N. Online degree program at SLU's Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.


Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)

  • EBSCOhost product
  • Subscription Only
  • Covers all nursing journals--peer reviewed and non-peer-reviewed
  • Good for:
    • Research Articles
    • Peer Reviewed Journals
    • Types of Studies
  • Can utilize basic keyword search techniques as well as Subject Headings.
  • Use Basic or Advanced Search and Search History to build search; use Advanced Search to add filters (such as English Language and Health Promotion or research subsets!).
  • Can format references in APA--but be aware for errors.
  • Hints:
    • Limit Results: Peer-Reviewed, Research, English
    • Do NOT use the “Full Text” limit
    • Use the Cite feature to format reference in APA but edit!
    • Tip for finding Health Behavior Theory/Model for assignment: use the CINAHL heading (MH "Models, Theoretical+") or you can use the keyword string (model OR theory OR theoretical).
    • Results default to newest first.

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