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Guide to Doing Library Research: Library Module for Nursing Resources: Finding Articles and Books

Get help with library research. This guide includes tutorials for searching library databases and provides links to library resources for nurses.

Off-Campus Access

From off-campus locations, you will be prompted to enter a username and password when you select a resource.

  • Username = MyID username (usually the same as the MIX username. Check for MyID username here.
  • Password = MyID password

    Check here for help with MyID.

Using Find It @ WVU

Use Find It @ WVU to retrieve the articles not in full text.

This link is at the bottom of each article citation.

In the Find It @ WVU window, click on Article to see full text.  Click on For Journal to search the online catalog. for a print copy.  If WVU does not have an electronic or print copy, you can order the article through ILLiad.

Finding Articles: Search for Nursing-Related Articles


  To search individual databases, choose from this list:

Searching for Books

For books available at WVU, consult WorldCat, WVUL's online catalog.
Need something that WVU doesn't have?

Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow Services

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are extended to all WVU students, faculty, and staff. ILL and E-ZBorrow can borrow materials from other libraries for you.
  • E-ZBorrow requests books from other academic libraries in the PALCI consortium and generally takes 3-5 days. ILL requests items from libraries all over the world and can take 3 days or more.
  • You may place your ILL request online at or You will need to register with ILLiad before ordering.
  • ILL and E-ZBorrow requests are usually processed within 24 hours. Please include clear identifying information about the items you need when you send your request.

For books not available at WVU, use E-Z Borrow:

      E-ZBorrow is sometimes faster than ILLiad

Warning!  E-ZBorrow works best for finding specific items.  Subject searching from the E-ZBorrow screen can be slow.  It's faster to search by subject in other databases, such as WorldCat, and then look for the exact titles or authors in E-ZBorrow.

  • Logon to E-ZBorrow  

Subject Guide

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Virginia Desouky
Health Sciences North
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