Skip to Main Content

NURSING: Research Guide

Research help and resource suggestions for research in Nursing.

Your Librarian

Profile Photo
Amanda Walch
Raugust Library, Reference & Instruction Office
701-252-3467 ext. 5441

Off Campus Access

In This Section

illustration of a nurse clipboardIn this section, you'll find:

  • Databases to search for articles


Great for going deeper

Articles, which you can access through databases and through the library's catalog, will report on specific research done by scholars in the field. When you know your topic or research question, dig into articles for information that will support your ideas or answer your questions.

Create a Search Plan

Search Library Databases

double arrow pointing rightStart with these core databases

Try these go-to databases first for nursing research and nursing journals. Then explore the other tabs of this section for databases that focus on various aspects of health and medical research.

magnifying class iconSearch Tips: Nursing Journals @ Ovid

Because we only have access to the latest 5 years of AJN, Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Administration, MCN, and Nursing Research, you might come across articles that require payment to view. Try these steps to limit your search to only full-text articles:

  • Make sure to check the Your Journals @Ovid box when you first open the database.
  • Expand the Limits options and enter a date range that only includes the last 5 years.

You can also search the titles of articles without full text in the Library Catalog to see if we have access to them in other databases.

Questions along the way? Email your Reference & Instruction Librarian, Amanda, at

double arrow pointing rightTry these databases for a broader set of health & wellness articles

From additional scholarly-focused resources to databases geared more towards consumers, this broader set of databases will widen your search net.

double arrow pointing rightTry these databases for evidence-based practice resources

These resources include systematic reviews, evidence-based guides and information sheets, and more.

double arrow pointing rightTry these databases for articles from other medical & related fields

These databases cover medicine and the health sciences more broadly, or focus on related fields such as psychology/mental health.

Psychology & mental health

Need Help Finding Articles?

question mark iconNeed help finding articles?

Contact the Reference & Instruction Librarian for help...

  • Finding a Database
  • Identifying Search Terms
  • Citing Resources
  • Creating a Research Plan
  • Getting the Most out of Library Resources!