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NRS307: Nursing Care of the Adult Population I: Finding Sources


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  • Use the subject headings (i.e.  Headings, MeSH [Medical Subject Headings]) to find out the official terminology. 
  • Advanced Search limit options include:  Articles in which any author is a nurse, nursing journal subset, patient demographics (age, sex)
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  • Child*: Finds child, children, childhood, etc.
  • *natal:  Finds prenatal, antenatal, postnatal, etc.
  • Quotation marks:  Finds phrases e.g. “acute pain” ; (AND is the default)
  • Plurals: Are found automatically, e.g. hand finds hand or hands

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