For most students, the biggest challenge encountered in the study and research process is knowing where to begin. Nursing Resource Center removes this stumbling block by providing students with numerous easy-to-use search options. Searches include:
This search appears on the main page and simply requires students to enter a word, words or phrase and then select from three options: Subject, Keyword (which is the default) or Entire Document.
Browse or Search Common Diseases
Students can select a hyperlinked disease name on the home page to navigate to a thorough disease overview from the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Or, they can search for a disease overview from the same source in the Search Diseases: box on the home page. These features get students the concise disease overviews they need — fast.
Browse or Search Drugs
Students can browse drug-class or drug-compound monographs from the 2008 PDR for Nurses from Nursing Resource Center's home page. Alternatively, the 2008 PDR for Nurses can be searched separately from the rest of the database — this allows your users to easily drill into drug information without any distractions.
Experienced researchers find our Advanced Search a great way to immediately hone their search strategy request. Students can enter up to 10 keywords or phrases, indicate in which indexes to look for the word(s), e.g., document title, publication title, document author, person name, etc. and combine or separate them using Boolean operators (and, or, not).
Students can also further limit their results by using such limiters as:
- To documents with images
- To peer-reviewed publications
- By document type
- By content level
- And many more!
Results contents are tabulated based on the steps by which students care for patients and guide their treatment. The tabs are:
Journal Citations — Provides citation information for journal articles relevant to your search. However, if you already have invested in select Gale premium periodical files, you will have access to those full-text articles in Nursing Resource Center. Alternatively, students can link to other aggregated journal products within your library's current collection. If you are looking for a brand-new nursing periodical file, ask your Gale sales representative about adding Gale's new robust and comprehensive Nursing and Allied Health Collection periodical file to your available resources.