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.
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.
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
PubMed is another essential database for nursing and health sciences research. PubMed contains information about millions of articles from thousands of biomedical journals.
PubMed for Nurses
First, work through the PubMed for Nurses Tutorial created by the National Library of Medicine. It will take you about 15 minutes.
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 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.
Knowing when and how to cite is essential academic knowledge. The following videos will discuss ways to ethically incorporate other's ideas into your writing, plagiarism, and citing.
USF's Learning and Writing Center: offering academic assistance to all USF students in the form of tutoring, writing assistance, individual appointments, and group workshops.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) Guide to APA: a general, easy to use overview of APA style and citations.
APA Psych Out: a game-based approach to testing your APA knowledge
RefWorks is a tool that will help you organize your personal library of books and articles, and it will automatically format your in-text citations and references. Investing a few minutes of your time learning RefWorks will save you hours in the long run.