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Nursing: Database Tutorials

PubMed Nursing Tutorials

Tutorials and instructional materials for nurses from the National Library of Medicine.  Guides to help you access and use NLM resources for nursing research.

PubMed for nurses. A  set of videos, designed specifically for nurses, that provides an introduction to searching literature in PubMed.

MeSH Tutorial and More PubMed Tutorials

MeSH: Using Medical Subject Headings (UNC Chapel Hill) Helpful examples that show ways you might used MeSH to make your Medline and PubMed searches more effective.

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

Ebsco and CINAHL Tutorials

Many of the databases that you will use come from Ebsco, a provider of online indexes and full text articles. These brief tutorials  describe the searching strategies that work best in databases such as CINAHL, SportDiscus, Academic Search. and others. You will need Adobe Flash Player to view them.
Creating a Basic Search (Ebsco)

Advanced Search (Ebsco)

These online tutorials are specific to the nursing database CINAHL.
CINAHL Basic Searching (Ebsco)

CINAHL Advanced Searching (Ebsco)


PsycINFO Tutorial

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