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NUR274 Topics in Nursing: Articles Written by a Nurse

RN Credentials

If you have the credentials for an author and are not sure if they are a registered nurse, check the following:

Journal Locator

Interlibrary Loan

CINAHL

Tips for finding evidence-based research articles written by a nurse within the last 5 years:

  • Use the Advanced Search feature
  • Enter "this study""case study", or "pilot study" (including quotation marks) in the search box
  • Check the box under Any Author is Nurse
  • Check the box under Peer Reviewed
  • Specify under Published Date a range that encompasses the last 5 years

You can also limit your search by checking a box under Evidence-Based Practice, or by choosing a specific publication type (Case StudyResearch, etc.).

ProQuest

Tips for finding evidence-based research articles written by a nurse within the last 5 years:

  • Use the Advanced search feature
  • Enter "this study""case study", or "pilot study" (including quotation marks) in one of the search boxes
  • Enter RN in one of the search boxes and change Anywhere to Author --- AU
  • Check the box next to Peer reviewed
  • Specify a date range that encompasses the last 5 years

PubMed

Tips for finding evidence-based research articles written by a nurse within the last 5 years:

  • Add nursing credentials (e.g., RN) to your search as a keyword.  In the citation, click on the +Author Information link to possibly view credentials for verification.
  • Search by affiliation [ad]:  nursing, RN, etc.
  • Use the limit options to filter citations for systematic reviewsmeta-analysesreviews of clinical trialsevidence-based medicine,consensus development conferences, and guidelines.
  • Filter results by Article type (clinical trial, randomized controlled trial, etc.)
  • Choose see additional filters, select journal categories, then choose nursing journals
  • Use Advanced search to narrow your topic further. e.g. find an article with your keywords in a Title/Abstract (All Fields) 

If you find an article you wish to read, enter the journal title in Journal Locator (left) to see if we have access to it.  If the full-text is not available for free on the publisher site, and the journal is not found in Journal Locator, or the article is outside of the journal's availability, then current students, faculty and staff may request a copy using our interlibrary loan service (left).