To find scholarly journal articles:
To search databases effectively:
Article indexes: These databases each provide citations for articles published in a select group of journals (title list varies by database). Some citations will have full-text articles attached (which are indicated by PDF icons/links or HTML icons/links). However, rarely will databases include full text for every article. Top article databases for CMU's Nursing students include:
Digital article collection: This is a digital library of full-text journals direct from the publisher (Elsevier).
Specialized resources: These databases index specific types of information that is unique to them (they do not index journal articles).