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NUR 3450 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Welcome! This guide was made by a librarian to help you succeed! 

Explore below and to the left to find information about where to search, how to search successfully, and how to cite your sources.

Where should you search?

First, you need to decide where to search.

You can choose to search in a nursing database or across all library databases with Spartan Search. Expand the box below to learn more about your options.

The search box on the library home page, Spartan Search, looks through all library databases. The A to Z Database link gives you a list of each of those databases and resources, including certain highly credible resources from around the web. The list can be sorted by subject area or material type.

Many of the library's databases are subject-based, and searching one allows you to use advanced search options specific to the discipline. For example, CINAHL (a nursing database) can limit results to articles written by a nurse.

Spartan Search Box:
Subject Specific Databases:
  • any topic that is multi-disciplinary or don't clearly belong to one field
  • general topics
  • for browsing when you are just beginning your research
  • any time you are not finding results in other databases
  • topics within a set discipline
  • specific and in-depth topics
  • for finding more obscure information
Did You Know?

EBSCO is one database vendor that you will use often during your time at AU. The library also has access to other database vendors like ProQuest and JSTOR. Use the vendor drop down list on the A-Z Database to view these options.

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