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ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source is a great place for research on nursing and medical topics. Nursing and Allied Health Source offers a large number of full text articles in scholarly journals as well videos and evidence based resources.
1) Before you touch the keyboard, think carefully about your topic. Most topics for college level papers have two main ideas in them. If your topic does not have two ideas, you may want to narrow it down. An example of a paper topic is: burnout among nurses.
|2) The main ideas in this topic are nurses and burnout. To put these ideas together in a way that ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source understands, your search statement becomes: nurses AND burnout.|
The AND is not a word but a logical operator that tells the computer to look for all articles that cover both burnout and nurses. Here is how ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source sees your search statement. The overlap between the circles is your search results.
3) To search Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source,choose P from the alphabet below the big search box on the library web page. Then scroll down among the results. Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source is near the bottom of the P list.
4) Type your search statement in to the search box on the first page. Don't forget to check off the Full Text box and include the AND.
5) Click the magnifying glass in the orange square to launch your search.
6) ProQuest presents results twenty (20) at a time. You can move among them with the scroll bar and move between pages with the, Previous Page, Next Page, and Page Number links at the bottom of the window.
7) To limit your results, take advantage of the the option boxes right side of the screen and select one or more options. To select videos or scholarly journals choose them from the list in the Source Type box. You may have to click More Options to see all the Source Types.
8) To see an article's abstract and full text, click on its blue title.
9) To see a full text article in PDF form, click on its PDF icon. To print an article, click on ProQuest's print icon.
10) To email an article, click on ProQuest's email icon and fill out the form.
11) To save an article to a folder in the cloud, you can open at home, login to your ProQuest My Research Account, and follow the instructions.
12) To end a search, click the Home icon in the browser's top row or close your browser.
If you are visually oriented, want more space and flexibility, or plan to try several related searches, then ProQuest's Advanced Search is for you.
1) Instead of using an AND between ideas in a search statement, in Advanced Search, you fill separate rows with your ideas, one row per idea.
2) You can also put two or more synonyms for one idea together using OR, a logical operator joins synonyms as a single idea.
3) Advanced Search also lets you limit to a particular Source Type such as video or magazines or to a Document Feature such as graphs or tables at the time you run your search, instead of waiting until you see your results.