This guide will introduce you to Gleeson Library resources that are essential for graduate nursing students. It includes links to select databases, as well as tutorials and guides.
For a complete list of library resources for the RN to MSN student, see the Nursing: RN to MSN guide.
Searching the Library Catalog
Find books and more in the library catalog. This brief video will demonstrate a simple keyword search in the library's catalog.
Library Catalog: Basic Search video
This brief video goes over how to do a simple keyword search in the library's catalog.
Home Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
For more information on delivery options, see our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Pages.
Finding Articles: CINAHL
CINAHL, which stands for the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Research, is an essential tool for nurses, nursing students, and nurse researchers. CINAHL is your first choice for nursing research because it includes articles from hundreds of nursing journals.
Introduction to Searching CINAHL
There are a few tricks that can make searching CINAHL easier and less frustrating- watch this quick video to learn those tricks!
Connect to CINAHL
More CINAHL Resources
A printable guide to searching CINAHL, advanced search tutorials, and more in our CINAHL Resources Guide
Finding Articles: PubMed
PubMed is another essential database for nursing and health sciences research. PubMed contains information about millions of articles from thousands of biomedical journals.
Accessing the Full Text
PubMed only contains information about articles, not the actual articles. To access the full text of articles you find in PubMed, use USF's Full Text Finder icon. Watch this brief video on using Full Text Finder.
More PubMed Resources
A printable guide to searching PubMed, advanced search tutorials, MeSH tutorials, and more in our PubMed Resources Guide
Reading Scholarly Articles
Reading scholarly articles can be challenging, but like any other skill, does get easier with practice (and a few good strategies).
General grammar and writing books, as well as tools and resources to assist with writing literature reviews.