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Introduction to the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library: Search for journal articles on my topic?

About the Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library: hours, library services for students, faculty, alumni and visitors


To find journal articles online:  

  • use HPD Library databases
  • Quick Links = most frequently used databases
  • use the FINDIT NSU button to linkout to PDFs


Use your Shark Link login:

  • NSU faculty, students, staff= your NSU username and password  

  • [Example: - user name is smith1212 ]

  • NSU clinical faculty, guests, public library patrons =  last name and HPD Library ID number -

  • Contact HPD Front Desk for help: 954-262-3106 or

Your Shark Link login identifies you as a patron of HPD Library and provides FREE access to articles.

If you access databases from work or a hospital, your firewall at work may block the Shark Link login pop-up window. Set your Internet Options Security tab (Under Tools) to Medium or lower to allow the Shark Link login to operate.


Avoid using phrases or sentences for Search Terms. Use the most important Keyword in each search box.


  • MeSH terms tutorial  /   Search MeSH database for Medical Subject Headings to use for search terms
  • single Keywords
  • if you must use a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks to keep your words grouped together, such as "pharmacist role"

Boolean operators

Boolean logic is used to search databases.

Rockwell Schrock's Boolean Machine tutorial on Boolean Logic.