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* Nursing Research Basics: Database Tutorials

This guide is designed to assist AU nursing students in finding information to support the assignments in introductory nursing courses.

Database Tutorials

Interactive Health Tutorials from MEDLINE Plus

Interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

NOTE: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 8 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.

How to Search CINAHL


Get Updates from Selected Journals in PubMed

Virtual Flash Cards


Quizlet is the largest independent study site that provides thousands of free, user-created flash cards on a wide range of topics.  Users can make their own flashcards or choose from millions of flashcards created by others. There are over 5,000+ flashcard sets on Nursing.

The site provides a variety of games and study modes, including group study. Audio features make it easier to correctly pronounce medical terms. Look for their mobile apps and use flash cards on your phone or ipad. (Note that these are not official Quizlet apps. Rather, they are from third-party developers.)

*Disclaimer: Of course, there are no guarantees--the cards are only as good as the students who created them.