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Nursing: Background Information on Your Nursing Topic

This guide is designed to help Salem State University's nursing faculty and students find journal articles on nursing topics.

Background Information on Your Search Topic

Get some background information on your topic before looking for journal articles.

Some great places to look:

Centers for Disease Control - lots of health data and statistics, plus information on a variety of health care issues/diseases/disorders.
Google - search the web for pages on your topic.
Library Catalog - locate books, reference books on medical topics in our (and local) libraries.
MedlinePlus - includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, links to medical information on diseases/disorders.
Merck Manual - online and print reference book on human diseases and disorders.
New York Times Health - includes patient interviews, high quality articles on medical topics.

Using web pages for information? See the following for guidelines on evaluating web pages:

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages - Cornell University
Web Page Evaluation Checklist - UC Berkeley

Subject Librarian

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Nancy George
Salem State University, Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons
Room G010C
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970
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