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Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Research Guide: Finding Articles


Finding Articles

Search for Nursing Articles



Check out the CINAHL database for scholarly nursing and allied health articles. This is the best first place to come for a nursing assignment requiring scholarly sources. 

Find Nursing Articles in PubMed

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:


  • Click on the word Advanced underneath the search bar
  • At the bottom of the screen under History choose Add under Add to builder to put the journals in a search box
  • Add your topic in the second search bar (example: heart failure; obesity; edema; etc.)
  • Hit Search
  • On the left side of the screen, click on 5 Years under Publications dates to limit articles no more than 5 years old
  • If you find an article you want, enter the title in the library catalog BELOW to find it at LMU


You can use the library catalog to search for Peer Reviewed Nursing Articles

  • Click on the Words Catalog Search above
  • In the keyword box, type in your subject/disease
  • In the title box, type in   nurs*
  • Click on the green Search box
  • Under format on the left, choose Articles
  • Also on the left side of the screen, click in the empty box next to peer reviewed
  • If you want to limit to articles from the last 5 years, scroll down and click empty circle next to last 5 years

Search the Nursing Databases


How can I find peer-reviewed articles?

How to Search in CINAHL

Search the Library Catalog

PubMed Basic Search

Additional Tutorials

Check out our additional Library Tutorials for Nursing!