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Practical Nursing: Searching for Articles in Galileo

This guide is designed to be a one-stop source of information to support the Practical Nursing program at GPTC.


What is Galileo?

GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online.

GALILEO is an online library portal which contains a collection of information databases. The majority of the information within the databases comes from previously published printed sources such as professional journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.

From the Find it! box on the right, select the Galileo sign-in tab, then click the Galileo link to access the Galileo search box to begin your article or journal search.


Searching for Articles in Galileo

Using Galileo discover or the specialized nursing databases with any of these search terms: practical nursing, nursing, medical surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, nursing diagnosis or nursing care plans, will provide thousands of hits.

Note that after you retrieve the initial set of "hits" from your search, the Refine Results column on the left side of the screen contains several methods of further refining what you're looking for in order to reduce the number of articles to a more relevant and manageable result list. 

  • Full text (not just a summary)
  • Date of publication (if using only current sources is important)
  • Type of publication (check the boxes next to magazines and trade publications)

Find it!

Specialized Nursing Databases

Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition
Provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on nursing, allied health fields, and many medical disciplines. Patient education sheets from the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide are also included.

Nursing and Allied Health Database
Provides users with reliable health care information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at health care facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

Health and Medical Collection

Offers users vital clinical, biomedical, and health journals, including many indexed in MEDLINE. Clinical researchers can access high-impact titles including Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature titles and more.

Healthcare Administration Database

Designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This high-demand healthcare management content provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics.

Medline Plus (Natl Library of Medicine/NIH)

 Brings together authoritative, consumer-focused information from The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus includes extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, videos, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

Merck Manual (Professional)

Offers trusted, concise and correct discussions of diagnosis and therapy. 

Films on Demand

Access to the Nursing Video Collection.

PrepStep for Community Colleges

Test prep for nursing school entrance exams and licensing exams in the Career Preparation section.



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