1) Log in on our library website with your SJSU ID number and SJSUOne password to access our databases from anywhere off-campus. Are you having trouble accessing your library account? Contact:
Senior Customer Services Coordinator for Access
Phone: (408) 808-2326
2) Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request access to something we don't have in our library, like a book or journal article. You will need to set up an account the first time you use ILL. Note: Be sure to set your status correctly. SJSU Distance indicates students members who are exclusively engaged in online classes. DNP students and faculty should select:
3) Our Online Students' Guide has more tips and tricks for our SJSU distance faculty and students.
Most online journal articles require subscriptions to get access. If SJSU Library subscribes to the journal in question, this tool will help you access the article off-site without first looking it up on the library website.
Drag this button up to your bookmarks toolbar in your browser (or right-click to save it to your favorites toolbar).
Now, when you're on a website that you'd like to redirect through the Library's proxy server, clicking this button will automatically reload the page.
If the full-text still won't open, we might not subscribe to this item. Look it up on OneSearch or submit an Interlibrary Loans request to get access.
Looking for journal articles on a topic?
Start with one of these library databases.
You can also try any of the following:
Do you need more help searching our databases? Try one of these tutorials first. If you still need help, contact your librarian!
The SJSU Library has several resources that can be used to identify assessments and other instruments to support research and patient-care.
Caution: you may need to contact the author or publisher of a tool to 1) have access to the complete instrument and 2) get permission to reuse it.
The American Hospital Association defines cultural competency as "the ability of systems to provide care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors, including the tailoring of health care delivery to meet patients' social, cultural and linguistic needs." A person's cultural identity could be linked to their religion, their nationality, their sexuality or gender expression, etc. Check out these recommended resources to help you deliver culturally appropriate care.
The nursing field tends to use the APA citation style, also known as the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Other citation styles commonly used in the health sciences, include:
Use a citation manager to make your citations easier.