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Nursing Alumni: Literature Searching

This is a guide to help nursing alumni find medical resources, libraries, clinical and professional information, and more

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Literature Searching Guides and Tutorials

Health Sciences Literature Searching- This literature searching guide includes instructions on searching CINAHL and PubMed. Please note that some elements of this guide, such as instructions related to the Gumberg-specific Full Text Finder button, will not apply when using these resources from another institution.

Finding Qualitative Research Articles - Tips from the University of Washington


  • PubMed Tutorial - This tutorial from the National Library of Medicine provides detailed instruction on the various aspects of PubMed, including MeSH searching, search limits, and ways to save or send search results.
  • PubMed Online Training - This website from NLM provides links to a variety of PubMed training resources, including some webcasts and animated tutorial videos.
  • PubMed Single Citation Matcher Tutorial - video tutorial from Yale University on how to use PubMed's Single Citation Matcher to locate articles for which you have a citation or partial citation
  • Searching PubMed- Gumberg Library's videos on searching PubMed.

Google Scholar

  • Google Scholar Help - Google's basic search instructions for using Google Scholar
  • Advanced Scholar Search Tips - Google's guide to using the Google Scholar Advanced Search page as well as some special search operators
  • Google Scholar Library Links - This guide explains how to set up links directly from Google Scholar search results to resources in your library, if your library participates in the Library Links program.


  • ERIC Help - ERIC's comprehensive Help guide, including animated tutorials and search FAQs.

Evidence-Based Practice Search Instruction

Find It Fast: Clinical Queries in MEDLINE - Instructional video from Yale University showing how to do a PubMed Clinical Queries search

Find It Fast: The TRIP Database - Instructional video from Yale University

Subject Guide

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