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Nursing Research Resources: Research Help

A guide for researching Nursing Information

Different Search Techniques

About Research Help Page

 Use the navigation on the left hand side to find some of the techniques to find and use information in your research project.



Source "Mining"

The bibliography or works cited page can help you with your research.  Using a relevant and "good" article, carefully read through the article for references and suggestions to other articles as well as a path to their sources.  Scholarship and research is a conversation that takes place through the output of articles, book, and studies.  When you have an article , you can use the Electronic Journal Finder to see if the Library subscribes to the journal title.

Image of  article cover sheet

image of article

Image of Bibliography

Reading Techniques

There are many ways to approach a text.  Use the reading techniques below to get started:

Info card on Skimming



Info Card on Intensive reading

Advanced Google Searching

This infographic, borrowed from's "Get More out of Google" has some good tips for searching Google.

Google graphic

  • Searching within a particular domain (i.e. ".gov" or ".edu") can help you narrow a search and find more relevant items.
  • You can limit dates with the "Search Tools" dropdown menu in order to limit your results to a particular day or time frame.

Here is a quick help on searching Google Scholar


Google Scholar Graphic