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Nursing Reference Center Plus - Result List

Nursing Reference Center Plus (NRC Plus) search results can be full text articles, Quick Lessons, Evidence-Based Care Sheets, CEUs, and more.

NRC Plus result list

The NRC Plus Result List Screen has two columns:

  • Left - Refine Results
  • Middle - Results Display

You can hide or show the different areas by clicking the control arrows at the top of the left and right columns. Your library administrator decides whether the facets in the left column are displayed.

Left - Refine Results

The Left Column displays the Current Search, Limiters, and Facets

  • Current Search - Click the toggle arrow to open the Current Search box. Current Search keeps track of your search terms, search options, and facets applied to your search.

  • Material Types – Refine your results by specific Material Type by clicking a hyperlinked term or checkbox. View all available material types by clicking the Show More link.

  • Facets – You can narrow by Subject: Major Heading, Nursing Specialty, Publication Type, and more. This feature, also known as “clustering,” is helpful if you want to discover the major subject groups for your topic without having to browse multiple pages of results, or checking individual articles to see if they are relevant.

    • To narrow your results, check the box for a subject term in a section of your choice. A new Result List, limited to the chosen term or terms is displayed and the list of subject terms is refreshed. For more info, see Facets.

Middle - Results Display

Results Display – The articles that were found are displayed in the center of the Result List Screen. You can also access the Result Sort, Page Options, and Share drop-down menus from the Results column.

  • The number of Search Results in your list is displayed at the top of the middle column.

  • The article title link takes you to the citation information and/or the full text. Place your mouse over the Preview icon abstract preview icon  to view the Abstract.

  • The HTML Full Text link takes you directly to the full text of the article.

  • The PDF Full Text link takes you to a PDF version of the full text. The PDF will open in the Adobe ® Reader®.

  • Add to Folder – To save an article to the Folder, click the Folder icon folder icon to the right of the article title or inside the Article Preview that you hover over with your mouse.

  • Important Notes: If an important note has been created on an article by your administrator, the note icon local notes icon appears for the result next to the preview hover icon.

  • Result List Sort – Click this link to select one of the following result list sorting options: Date Newest, Date Oldest, Title, or Relevance.

  • Page Options – Click this link to view the page display options.

  • Share – Click this link to view alerting, linking and bookmarking options.

  • Navigate through pages of your results using the hyperlinked page number and Next links at the bottom of the result list.


  • Your institution's administrator decides which features will be available, so your Result List may look slightly different.

Page Options

Use this drop-down menu to customize how your result list page is displayed.

Note: The setting currently being used is highlighted with a yellow box.

To set your Page Options:

  • Result Format - Click the select a result list format.

  • Image QuickView - Select whether or not you would like thumbnails of images from your articles to display on the result list.

  • Results per page - Select the number of results per page you would like displayed.

  • Page Layout - Select your desired column layout for the Result List.

page options menu

Share Menu

To use the Share menu:

  • Add to folder - Add all displayed articles to the folder or add the search to the folder as a persistent link to a search.

  • Create an alert - Create a search alert e-mail right from the Result List. You do not have to be signed into your personal folder.

  • Use Permalink - Highlight the link text and copy using your browser's copy function. You can immediately paste the link into a web site, document or e-mail.

    You can also store links to your NRC Plus pages to social bookmarking sites such as dig,, Technorati, bloglines, etc.

  • Export Results - If enabled by your administrator, click to email a link to download exported results.

sharing options menu