Finding articles

Most of your research will require you to identify and locate peer reviewed journal articles.  Journal articles can be found by searching specialized databases such as the ones listed below.  

Some databases include links to the full text article (look for a pdf or html link).  If the article is not available in the database click on the Getit@BU icon to see if the article is available online through another Library database. More information on finding journal articles is available on the “Finding Articles” guide.

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Selected Databases

Journals and articles

If you are interested in locating a particular journal you can browse the Libraries' collection of nursing journals.  You can also browse or search the complete list of the Libraries' electronic and print journal subscriptions.  If a journal article is not avaiable in the library you can request a copy through Inter-Library Loan/ILLiad

Inter-Library Loan (Illiad)

If you can not find the journal article or book you are looking for, either through or by searching the Library Catalog, you can request it by using ILLiad, the Inter-Libary Loan system.

ILLIad is simple to use - you follow the on-screen directions to set up an account with your PODs username and password. Once the account is set up, you can request books and articles we do not own using your account.

Material may be sent to you electronically or shipped in paper form, depending on the provider. Materials may arrive in a few days (such as electronic delivery), but can take up to two weeks. Notification will be sent via e-mail to your account.

Go to the InterLibrary Loan homepage for more information on Inter-Library Loan (such as policies, due dates, etc.)


Elizabeth Brown
LS2504C Glenn G Bartle Library
Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communication