Try one of the three methods demonstrated below to locate your scholarly journal article.
Also, you may browse within a specific journal by entering the title of the journal in the search box found here.
You can search for your topic in several of your approved nursing journals simultaneously.
Click on the image of nursing journals above and then following these instructions:
You can use the library catalog to search for Peer Reviewed Nursing Articles
Citing from Drug Reference Databases and Websites
For Drug/Medication Databases
1) If no date is visible for the entry, use (n.d.) as the date information. Of course, it'd be better if you could find a date either on the page of the entry word itself or for the entire online drug reference resource.
2) Instead of an author, the drug entry itself would be listed as the entry word for the reference. So the basic format for the entry would be as shown below.
Entry word. (date). Name of database. Retrieved from [paste URL from the database home page, not from the page showing the specific entry]. Place of publication: Publisher.
Step One: Click the Catalog Search button;
you'll be directed to the Advanced Search screen.
Still Need Help?
If the steps above did not enable you to find a helpful article, try some of these suggestions:
Step 1: Accessing CINAHL
Select CINAHL in our A-Z Databases list. If off-campus, you may be prompted to log in with your LMU username (first.lastname; OMIT @lmunet.edu) and password.
Step 2: Enter search terms.
a) Begin by entering your medical or nursing diagnosis in one search box.
b) In a second search box, enter nurs*. This will cause the system to search titles and summaries for the terms nurse, nurses, nursing--any term beginning with nurs.
c) In a third search box, enter usa, and then set the dropdown option to SB (journal subset). This will cause the system to search for your topic in journals from (mostly) the U.S. You do NOT want to search for the topic U.S.A.; you want to search in a set of journals published in the U. S. A., so be sure to set the dropdown option to SB.
d) In your search Results, be sure to set your date range to five years.