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Nursing: Search Hints

Find books, research databases, journal articles, and more in the area of nursing.

Locating Book Resources

Search by subject in the Boreham Library Catalog or the World Catalog by subject or keywords.  Keyword searches using terms that you personally select are effective at discovering sources that subject searches might not find..  Experiment with different types of searches or combinations to find those that are most effective.

Keyword search examples:

  • multicultural and nursing
  • nutrition and (elderly or aged)
  • palliative nursing
  • postpartum and complications

Subject Heading search examples:

  • Communication in nursing
  • Nursing Diagnosis - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Surgical nursing
  • Tuberculosis - History

Finding Books

Searching Tips

Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For “teen*” you get “teens”; “teen”; “teenager”, etc.