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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Locating an article

EBN resources and strategies. (Including useful approaches for students in NURS604).


An incorrect guess at an abbreviated journal title may prevent you from finding the complete article. If in doubt, look it up or ask a librarian for assistance.

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Locating an Article

TCNJ Journal Holdings

Consult the list of thousands of journals available in a variety of formats, including electronic, print, and microform. If in doubt about a complete journal title, see "Deciphering journal abbreviations" below for options.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Library does not subscribe or provide electronic access to a journal title containing an article you are interested in reading, you may request a copy of it through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Other Libraries

If you are interested in visiting a research library, consult their catalog and also see which hours the specific collection you need is open to visitors before you go. Note: Rutgers University Libraries participate in the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program.

Deciphering journal abbreviations

Some databases and journals will include references in a citation style using abbreviated journal titles the meanings of which may be ambiguous, e.g., Clin Eff Nurs or Nurs Health Sci.

To confirm the complete, correct journal title and obtain an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), look up the abbreviation in:

If you cannot confirm a correct journal title yourself, rather than submit an incorrect title, try: