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Find a peer reviewed article related to your career
1. Open MegaSearch and pre-limit your search
- Click Advanced Search (under the search boxes)
- Scroll down to the list of Disciplines
- Checkmark Nursing & Allied Health
- Click Search.
- Under Limit to (at left), checkmark Scholarly journals (peer reviewed)
- Click Search.
2. Enter a word or phrase for your main topic
- Radiolog* (This finds all words that begin this way)
- "Obstetric nursing" (Enclose a multi-word term in quotations)
- "Obstetric nurs*"
3. Add a focus topic in a new box.
Add a word or a phrase.
If you have two ways to name your concept, put them both in, joined by the word "or".
4. Review the article for relevance and length.
- Consider the title.
- Check the date.
- Check the number of pages.
- Does this article have a PDF version? This is best.
5. Open the full record for details
- Open the record by clicking the title.
- Briefly note the authors, the journal (or source), and the subject terms
- Read the abstract! This is a summary of the article.
- Open the full text (to the left of the title)
6. Email an article to yourself with an APA citation.
- Open the full record
- Click the Email icon (at right)
- Important: Write a descriptive Subject line for your future self!
- Example: !!! How simulations affect maternity nurses' careers
- Make sure to select APA citation format.
- You'll receive the citation, a permalink to the record, and all full text versions of the article.