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Nursing: Home

Use this guide for general library research for classes in the Nursing department.

Search the library catalog for Nursing books or videos

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Citation Help

Databases/Journal Articles

Other Online Resources

Do We Have a Specific Journal?

If you have a journal article citation, but don't know if we have that specific journal, or don't know where the journal is online or in print, search the Periodicals List.

Ask Me!

Beth Transue
Contact:
Librarian/Collection Development Coordinator
Messiah College
btransue@messiah.edu
717-691-6006 x3810

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Beware of Predatory Journal Articles

Predatory journals are a growing problem in academic fields, and are becoming particularly problematic in the sciences. Unscrupulous publishers take advantage of open access models (publishing models that allow anyone to access journal content without paying subscription costs). However, they publish junk science with questionable methods, results and conclusions. This has the potential to negatively affect future research. The motivations are to make money off of unsuspecting authors by charging them to publish articles, or for authors to unethically increase their publication counts for prestige.

It is important to identify and screen out predatory publishers so that they do not corrupt your literature reviews and research. First, search only reputable library and professional databases such as Medline, PubMed, CINAHL, or Engineering Village. Predatory journals will show up in Google searches. Second, read all research with a critical eye. Read ABOUT the publication, not just the article itself. Ask faculty or a librarian if you are unsure whether an article comes from a reputable journal.