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Nursing Research Guide: Database Tutorials

Guide to Nursing & Allied Health research.

Alerts & Maintenance

Please be advised that some tutorials including the ProQuest pdfs and the PubMed videos are currently being revised for recent changes to their interfaces. You may see noticeable differences in the interfaces, but in most cases, the search advice and information is still useful. (8/31/2021)

EBSCO Tutorials

EBSCO has produced online tutorials to help you use their suite of databases.  Most tutorials are also available Vimeo and/or PowerPoint slideshow.  Click the YouTube links below to see other formats available. 

EBSCOhost Tutorials

  • Introduction to EBSCOhost  (4 minutes) 
  • (YouTube)
  • My EBSCOhost personal folder (3 minutes)
  • (YouTube)
  • CINAHL and MeSH Headings (3.5 minutes)
  • (YouTube)          
  • CINAHL Basic Searching (3 minutes)
  • (YouTube)  
  • CINAHL Advanced Searching (4 minutes)
  • (YouTube)
  • Consumer Health Complete (3 minutes)
  • (YouTube

ProQuest Overview & Tutorials

ProQuest Basic Search Overview -YouTube

Expanded Integrations for Ebooks & Videos in ProQuest -YouTube (search overview begins at 1:26)

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health - Libguide  

MU Libraries subscribes to Nursing & Allied Health basic database only - not Nursing & Allied Health Premium which is featured in the ProQuest LibGuide above. However, the guide does contain useful search strategies and related research information.

Note: All MEDCOM videos have been updated and moved to Nursing & Allied Health Premium.

Summon Search & Discovery

Introduction to Summon Search & Discovery Tool

Summon is MU Libraries' search and discovery tool that enables you to do a "Google-style" search for reliable content available via MU Libraries.  Summon includes all materials currently available via the Libraries be it online, print or electronic; article, book, or journal; or any other media format that is available in our holdings.  Summon is a great place to start your research.

PubMed Tutorials

The following Quick Tours are provided by NLM's PubMed.  The links below will open at their website.

PubMed's MeSH Database