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A guide to resources for BSN students.

Search for Articles on a Specific Topic - Core Databases for Nursing

Use these tips when you search for articles on a topic:

1. Start with a question

2. Identify key concepts in your question

3. Search for articles on each concept separately

  • Search using both Subject Headings and Keywords (words an author would use in a title or abstract of an article)

4. Combine searches using AND or OR

  •  AND retrieves articles that discuss all of your keywords/topics in the same article
  •  OR retrieves articles that discuss 1 or more of your terms/topics in the same article


More Databases A-Z



Temple University Libraries subscribes to many article and other types of databases that you may need to use at various points in your course work. This link will take you to an alphabetical listing of databases that you can search by subject.  For example, if you need drug information you would type drugs into the search box and a list of links to databases on drugs would display.


Find Journals

Selected Nursing Journal Titles


  • ANS
  • American Journal of Bioethics
  • American Journal of Nursing
  • Clinician Reviews
  • Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
  • Computers in Nursing: Nursing Infomatics
  • Consultant
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Hastings Center Report
  • International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
  • International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
  • JONAS Healthcare, Law, Ethics and Regulations
  • Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Journal of the American Geriatric Society
  • Journal of Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)
  • Journal of Holistic Nursing
  • Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Journal of Nursing Education
  • Journal of Nursing Management
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • Journal of Perinatal Nursing & Neonatal Nursing
  • Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Maternal Child Nursing (MCN)
  • Nursing Economics
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing Inquiry
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Nursing Research
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Western Journal of Nursing Research
  • Women's Health