Journal articles provide original research, literature reviews, legal history, and analysis of existing research. These are typically very specific.
A basic search in PubMed is a great start. To get even more specific, you can use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for your disorder.
1. Go to the MeSH Database Link:
2. Type the name of your disease/disorder. To search for every aspect of the disease, find the correct term in the list of results, put a check in the box next to that term (1), click Add to Search Builder (2), then Search PubMed (3).
3. To search for a specific aspect of your disease, click on the correct term from the search list. Put a checkmark next to the subheadings that interest you. Next, hit Add to Search Builder, then hit Search PubMed.
Some useful Subheadings: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Etiology, Genetics, Pathology, Physiopathology
1. Browse the titles of articles. Click on one that interests you.
2. Find the 360 Link to Full-Text icon under Full-Text Links. Click that link.
3. If the library has full-text access to the article, you will be taken there automatically. If not, you will be prompted to request the article through InterLibrary Loan.
Many PubMed Articles are also available in Free Full-Text through PubMed Central. You can see quickly which articles are available by clicking the PMC icon.
1) Select the major terms used to describe your topic
2) You may also want to select additional terms to describe a specific population, outcome, or aspect of your topic
3) Select terms that indicate what kind of research you are looking for
You can search for a specific date range. You can choose to include month and year or just year. If you want to search up to the present, leave the second month and year spots blank.
To find articles written by Nurses or in Nursing journals, scroll down and check the box next to "Any Author is Nurse."
You should confirm that the article is in a nursing journal or if an author is a nurse by looking at the first page of the article.