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SoHP: Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Resources

Use for resources on DNAP topics.

Interlibrary Loan


NU Interlibrary Loan Service

Electronically request and receive articles, book chapters, or other resources when unavailable in full-text from the NU Library.

Research Best Bets


Navigator Search, National University Library

Search for articles, books, dissertations, and more


Finding Full-Text

Finding full-text is easy if you know what you're looking for (refer to image below):

  1. In most databases you can simply limit to ONLY articles that have full-text available.
  2. In NavigatorSearch and other EBSCO databases, you can select the "Click to look for full text" option under an article to see if it is available in another library database.
  3. Articles with PDF full text availability will show up with the "PDF Full Text" icon under the article record.

Find Full Text (based on previous text)

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Sample Searches

The following EBSCO database searches illustrates the variety of sources available.  Feel free to begin with these searches then modify to focus on your own research questions.  Explore the difference of limiting results to peer review or removing peer review from the search.

Advanced Search Techniques: MESH and PICO


The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus is a controlled and hierarchically-organized vocabulary produced by the National Library of Medicine. Use MeSH in CINAHL and PubMed to conduct research on medical/clinical topics.

Watch this video on using MeSH in PubMed.

Watch this video on using CINAHL's Subject Headings.


PICO is a format for developing a good clinical research question prior to starting one’s research. Use the PICO format in CINAHL and Cochrane to search for scholarly articles about interventions. 

Read this flipbook on conducting a PICO search in Cochrane.