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NURS630 - Winter 2024

Finding Articles

Google Scholar


With more than 600,000 full-text articles dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. 

It is a good idea to search CINAHL so that you are focused on nursing and allied health information, have fewer results to review, and can use the citation information as it is more correct in APA than Google Scholar.

Topic Search Example

Topic: pet therapy as an intervention to alleviate depression and loneliness in nursing home residents

Search Concepts


Pet Therapy Nursing Homes/ Nursing Home Residents Depression

pet therapy

animal assisted therapy

animal assisted intervention

therapy dogs

 animal visitation

nursing homes

care homes

long term care

residential care

aged care facilities

residential facilitates 

assisted living



senior citizens



"pet therapy" or "animal assisted therapy" or
"animal assisted intervention*" or "therapy dog*"
or "animal visit*"

"nursing homes*" or "care home*" or "long term care"
or "residential care" or "aged care facilit*" or
"residential facilit*"or "assisted living" or elderly or geriatric*
or "senior citizen*"