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Nursing Research

This guide has been designed to assist students & faculty with nursing research. Use this guide to learn:

  • Which databases to use to find the best research and how to search effectively
  • How to conduct literature searches and find literature reviews
  • How to search for qualitative and quantitative research
  • How to find information on nursing theories and theorists


The Explore RSU Libraries search box on the library website searches all the library's resources in one place including books/ebooks, scholarly and news articles, streaming video, and government publications.

This is a list of the most relevant library databases for nursing research. If you find an article citation with no link to the full text article, you may request the article through interlibrary loan.


Primary Databases

Other Relevant Databases