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The CSU Stanislaus library offers a range of services to support the School of Nursing in general, and the MSN and Nurse Practitioner programs in particular.
Medical Journal Literature Searching: Databases
Records in most library tools usually have links to the full-text available immediately online or an Interlibrary Loan request form (to retrieve a copy in 1-3 days).
When the library does not own an article or other research material, we usually can retrieve a copy for you from another institution via Interlibrary Loan. The library absorbs the costs and copyright fees for this service, and items retrieved are usually available in 2-7 business days. (Articles are often available in PDF in 1-4 business days.)
To use Interlibrary Loan, you need to have registered for an account first. Once you have registered for an account on the Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad service, it can be very easy to place a request via Interlibrary Loan via one of several options:
1) Link from a database (including CINAHL, MEDLINE, OneSearch and, if using a Stan State PubMed link, PubMed)
If MEDLINE does not have a Find It! button, look for the "Context sensitive link"
2) Stan State DOI Lookup service
3) Directly entering information in Interlibrary Loan request form
Broader Discipline Sources and Interdisciplinary Research
The library's main search tool, OneSearch, provides access to over 100 million research articles in all disciplines online and citations for even more, immediate access to over 300,000 scholarly books online, and the records books held at 23 campuses of the CSU system around the state (and the ability to request a copy).
For Remote Students
Most current research tools and sources are delivered online, but most students retrieve hard copy books in person at the library. For students enrolled in distance courses, if there is ever a need for a print resource, you can submit a request to have the information delivered to you (either digitized or possible shipping).