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Finding Articles - ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source


Finding Research Articles in ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

To find scholarly research articles, perform the following steps in ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

  1. Click on the Advanced Search link above the search fields on the ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source homepage.
  2. On Advanced search screen enter your search terms: The first in this example is "pressure ulcer" and the second is "guidelines." Here the AND boolean is being used.

  3. Next locate and click the "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals limiter.

    Now click the Search button

  4. ALTERNATIVELY: If you want to search by exact subject headings you can locate the terms using the MeSH search.

    Below the main search box is a search bar for MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) searches.
  5. Click the blue "Look up MeSH subjects" link.
  6. In the pop-up that opens, enter "guidelines" as the subject term, then select the appropriate term from the suggestions to integrate the term into your search.

  7. Repeat as necessary, seeing the selected terms populate the MeSH Subject search box. Here you can use Boolean operators to manipulate the search. Here we're using AND between "Guidelines as Topic" AND "Pressure Ulcer".

On the results page you can:

    • Your resuults will display in the center column.
    • Refine your results by using filters/limiters in the left hand column.

      Basic limiters like "Full-Text",
      Publication Date, and Source Type
      are present.
      Curated subject heading limiter

      Limit by MeSH term

When you find an article that interests you:

    • To preview an article, you can mouse-over the  icon. A small window will appear You'll see the article's abstract, subject headings and citation information.

    • Click on the icon to access full-text of the article.
      Tip: If you have a choice to use a PDF or an html version of an article choose the PDF for accurate page numbers!

    • If a full-text version of your article is not available, click on the Full-Text Finder icon to search for your article in other linked databases.
    • If there is no online access, don't forget to double-check Periodicals by Title to see if the Library has a print subscription.
      If the library does not have access to an article in any form, copy the citation information into the online Interlibrary Loan form.
    • If you are looking for additional material that the EKS does not possess, feel free to check to identify material for ILL.

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