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Respiratory Care: Article Databases

Research Databases - Nursing, Health Sciences

You can search databases such as these for journal articles.  Most provide article citations and abstracts. In many cases, you will also be able to access full text articles.

How do I know a journal is peer reviewed?

This comprehensive handout from the library at Angelo State University How To Recognize Peer Reviewed (Refereed) Journals offers useful advice on distinguishing between scholarly and other types of journals.  

Among other advice, they recommend also consulting Ulrich's directory.

Research Databases - Psychology, Education, General Academic

Database Tutorials

Many of the databases that you will use come from Ebsco, a provider of online indexes and full text. 

These brief tutorials  describe the searching strategies that work best in databases such as CINAHL and SportDiscus.   You will need Adobe Flash Player to view them.

Creating a Basic Search (Ebsco)

Advanced Search (Ebsco)

These online tutorials are specific to health sciences databases.

CINAHL Basic Searching (Ebsco)

CINAHL Advanced Searching (Ebsco)

PubMed Tutorials (National Library of Medicine) Several tutorials ranging from basic to advanced searching and MeSH term searching.

PsycINFO Tutorial

This YouTube tutorial was created by the American Psychological Association. You can find more APA tutorials here.