In order to use library resources, you will need to login. New: PA College and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health users can use their respective credentials to login to library resources. A separate OpenAthens account and password is no longer necessary.
Below is a PDF that gives an example of citing a website. See the library's APA guide for additional APA examples and assistance.
Below is a sample search in one of our databases. Use this features to help you with your search no matter what database you use. These options might look different in different database, because they are owned by different companies.
When searching in CINAHL, take advantage of the search features. Some suggested ones are below.
1. Full-text: This will show you articles the library has access to.
2. Date: Your professor might give you a date range in your assignment. If not, you might have to make your own decision.
3. Peer-reviewed (scholarly): This indicates the the article went through a peer reviewed process and is a criteria your professor might ask you to include.
4, English language: This will only show you articles available in English.
5. Research article: This will help you find research articles. If you look in the methods section, you can learn more about the kind of research that was done.
Other options: There are options to limit by clinical area, age of the patient, type of research, etc. on this page. Try clicking different options to see what happens.
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