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Nursing Research

Library resources, including books and journals, for nursing research.

Getting articles full text

From database search results:

In MOST library databases, when you search for a topic you'll get a list of results that will display links to the full text. Often the link to the PDF displays (making things easy) or the link to the library's link resolver, called Full Text Finder, displays. Clicking on FTF will give you access to the Library's subscriptions. It looks like this:  

From a citation:

If you have a citation to an article you want you can either use the library's Search Everything @ BU or Google Scholar to find the original articles. For both Search Everything @ BU and Google Scholar, copy and paste the exact article title (not the journal title) because that's the most specific way to find it, and paste it into the search box. (Put quotation marks around the title if you get too much stuff.) You can also use Citation Finder on the library's website, especially if you have a DOI, to find a specific article.

Interlibrary loan (ILL)

If the article is not available from our library, use Full Text Finder to request the item through interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL is free to you and usually has a 24-hour turnaround for PDF articles. See this FAQ for more on how to use Google Scholar to find articles, either on or off campus. If you want more information about Interlibrary Loan (ILL) visit this page.

Questions? 

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How to find Books -- How to find Articles

Need some instruction in searching for books? Watch this tutorial.

Need some instruction in searching for articles? Watch this tutorial.

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