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NUR 211 / NUR 213 / NUR 214: Resources for NUR211

This guide will help you with your assignments for courses NUR211 and NUR213.


Welcome NUR 211/213/214 students!

This guide is populated with resources to help you with your class assignments.  Check out the tabs above for additional resources on APA and writing assistance.  My contact information is there too.  - Amy


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Credible Websites
Clinical reference tools
Windshield survey resources
Literature search articles


Check out this website to find credible healthcare information

Logging into library resources (OpenAthens)

In order to use library resources, you will need to login. PA College and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health users can use their respective credentials to login to library resources.

Clinical reference tools

Windshield survey: Resources and citing

Check out these places to find demographics for your community


Below is a PDF that gives an example of citing a website.  See the library's APA guide for additional APA examples and assistance.

Literature search

Check out these places to find your literature search articles

If you would like additional searching tips, see the boxes below.


Below is a link that gives examples of how to cite a website.  See the library's APA guide for additional APA examples and assistance.

Limiting your search

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.

CINAHL search techniques

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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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Searching Using Keywords

Additional resources

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