Hello, Nursing Students in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences!
The librarians at Odum Library have designed this guide to highlight important library resources for nursing students.
Odum Library provides access to journal articles, e-books, and other resources. As a general rule of thumb, if you're off-campus, you'll want to log in. We try to make the login process easy so there are many different options depending on where and how you like to access the library.
When you're looking for a nursing articles, you'll probably want to search in a nursing database. These discipline-specific databases will give you more options as you conduct your searches.
Once you have found an article, you will probably want to read it. To access the article, you will look for symbols like these:
Click on the respective symbol to access the article.
As a rule of thumb, avoid HTML Full Text when possible as it will resemble a web page and will not contain page numbers, making citing more difficult.
PDF Full Text links you to a PDF copy of the article that you can then e-mail to yourself or download.
If you see the Find It @ VSU button, this indicates that there is an extra step to access the article. The article may be found in another database or resource or it might available through an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).