Nursing Research Guide

Finding Evidence-Based Information


Start on FDU’s homepage,, open “Web Shortcuts” dropdown box at left: Select “Libraries”.


1)     To find books, go to Search Library Catalog


Select Location for books in “Giovatto Library” or  “E-Books” to access online


2)     To find scholarly articles, go to FDU Online Library

The following resources are helpful for the literature review assignment:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text         CINAHL Headings

Cochrane Library                       MESH Headings

Medline                                     MESH  Headings


3)     To find a scholarly article, select “peer-review” where it allows you to

If full text of the article is not available, go to Journal Locator and select Title Equals

If is still not available, go toGoogle Scholar

If not available, then fill Interlibrary Loan Request Form @ FDU Library web page


Nursing Websites:

PubMed *located in web resources on library web page

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality         

The National Guideline Clearing House                  

Joanns Briggs Institute                                        


4)     To cite your references, go to       

Prepared by Michael Liss,   


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