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Nursing Reference Center - Reading an Article

When you click the title of an article in Nursing Reference Center (NRC), the "Best View" selected by your library administrator is displayed. This can be a citation, HTML full text or PDF. To view a different format, click on any of the icons displayed in the View area. 

Note: The default view for items accessed from an Nursing Reference Center Browse Tab (Diseases and Conditions, Drug Information, Continuing Education, etc.) is HTML. The default view after performing a keyword search is citation.

Citation View

When the citation view is displayed, it may also include a summary or an abstract. Your original keywords are highlighted throughout the record. If activated by your NRC administrator, the full text of the article may appear below the citation.

citation view

  • The author and subject of the record can appear as links that, when clicked, perform a search of that particular field.

  • The source may display a link or journal logo that leads to a detailed view of the source or publication. Clicking on the journal logo links you to a detailed description of the journal. Clicking Back returns you to the full record of the article.

  • The source may also include a table of contents link that lets you perform a search on the same issue of the source or publication.

  • Where a Find More Like This link appears, you can click the link to perform a search for articles with similar subject headings. A new Result List will display.

HTML Full Text View

When the HTML full text view is displayed, you can also return to the citation, or any PDF or linked text by clicking on the available icons. The text is displayed formatted and ready for printing. A brief citation is always included at the end of the article.

HTML full text view

  • From either the citation or full text views, you can refine your search, return to the Result List, save to the folder, and print, e-mail, or save the article.

  • Where a Find More Like This link appears, you can click the link to perform a search for articles with similar subject headings. A new Result List will display.

PDF Full Text View

When the PDF view is displayed, the article opens in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To print the article, use the print capability available from the Reader. You can also return to the citation, any full text, or linked text by clicking on the available icons. From the PDF view, you can also refine your search, return to the Result List, or e-mail the article.

PDF full text view

The Folder

You can then print, e-mail or save many results all at the same time. If you have singed in to your personal account, any search results that you collect in your folder will be automatically saved at the end of the session.

folder view