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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full-text articles from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.

In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to up-to-date, concise, and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products, and new drugs. The majority of full-text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

Full-text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.

Search tips:

  • To export items to the RefWorks software, click on add to folder by the items you want to include. When you are ready to export them to RefWorks, click on the word folder at the top of the page. Then click on the word export and select direct export to RefWorks. Finally, click on the word save. This will open a window to allow you to log in to your RefWorks account and complete the export.

  • The wildcard is represented by a question mark (?). To use the wildcard, enter your search terms and replace each unknown character with a ?. EBSCOhost finds all citations of that word with the ? replaced by a letter. For example, type ne?t to find all citations containing neat, nest or next.

    Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *. EBSCOhost finds all forms of that word. For example, type comput* to find the words computer or computing.

  • EBSCOhost treats certain words as "stop words" for example, and, or, and not.

    Stop words are always ignored, even if they are enclosed in quotation marks. Stop words are commonly used words such as articles, pronouns, and prepositions. Stop words are not added to the search dictionary because their relevance is minimal, but they are counted as words for proximity (the distance between words).

    The search engine ignores stop words (such as the, for, of, and after), finding any single word in its place. For example, if you entered company of America, it would find company of America, company in America, or company for America. It would not find company of the America, because the search engine retains a word distance. The stop word will be replaced with any word.

    For example if you searched for sink "or" swim, the results could include sink don't swim. If you enter two stop words, it will find any two words in the place of the stop words. For example, if you searched for company of the America, EBSCOhost finds any two words in the place of the stop words.

 

Where is it :

Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter H and select Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

Quick link:

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