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Vocational Nursing: Articles

A guide to library and internet resources for students and faculty in the Austin Community College vocational nursing program

Articles from CINAHL

Check out these recent articles about associate degree nursing available through CINAHL. Clicking the links will take you to the full-text of the article in the CINAHL Complete database.

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Journal Article Indexes

Looking for articles, especially scholarly articles? Try searching the e-resources below for your topic. No single resource will have all the articles on your topic so be sure to try more than one.

Beware of Predatory Journals!

Journals that don't adhere to normal editorial and peer-review standards are known as predatory journals. They usually don't appear in databases like CINAHL, but they may appear in open access journal directories and repositories like PubMed Central. Look for journals that only publish 1 to 3 years, or which claim to indexed in databases like CINAHL and Medline, but aren't. Find out more about predatory nursing journals here:

Edie, A. H., & Conklin, J. L. (2019). Avoiding predatory journals: Quick peer review processes too good to be true. Nursing Forum.

Oermann, M. H., Conklin, J. L., Nicoll, L. H., Chinn, P. L., Ashton, K. S., Edie, A. H., … Budinger, S. C. (2016). Study of predatory open access nursing journals. Journal Of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication Of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Of Nursing, 48(6), 624–632.

Oermann, M. H., Ingles, T. M., Nicoll, L. H., Carter-Templeton, H., Woodward, A., Kidayi, P. L., ... & Amarasekara, S. (2019). Citations of articles in predatory nursing journals. Nursing Outlook.


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