Journals are like magazines except the articles are written by researchers.Peer-reviewed journals have articles checked for accuracy and reliability by other scholars and experts in the field.
Databases provide access to articles that are unavailable on the open Internet. Article databases contain both popular & scholarly articles, and they are used to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Although they deliver content online, they are paid for through library subscriptions. Some databases only include descriptions (citations and/or abstracts) of articles with "Where can I get this?" links, whereas other databases contain links to the full text of the article.
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and other publications can be found in indexes and databases. OC Library subscribes to more than 100 article databases that are not available on the free web.
Find specific electronic journals related to Nursing.
Browse e-journal titles to find articles
Use information from a citation to locate a specific article (such as from a reference list)
Use article reference lists to find other similar articles
Use database limiters, such as date or resource type, to get fewer, more focused search results
The open Internet only holds a small percentage of the information stored online. Using Library sources gives you access to private information, such as:
Many databases contain the entire text (full text) of articles. If you see HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text, click the link to go to the full-text of your article.
Don't forget! Double-check all the citation information you need for referencing (author, title, journal, volume, issue, publication info, etc.) is with the full-text.
If you do not see a full-text option, click the Where Can I Get This? link. The system will try to find your article in another OC Library database. If it finds the article, click on the article link for the full-text.
The system may indicate that the journal or magazine is located in OC Library. Print journals or magazines are shelved alphabetically by title in each campus library periodical collection. If the print journal or magazine is not in your campus library or in storage it may be requested.
If your article is not available in full-text from another OC Library database or in the OC Library, you may check for it in other libraries and request it.
InterLibrary Loans (ILLs) are free for students and employees of OC. If you cannot get your article using a database, fill out the form and library staff will get it from another library. Articles are usually sent by e-mail.
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