Nursing students not only learn from clinicals and hospital rotations- sometimes they have to research, too. If you’re a nursing major in need of a peer-reviewed article or health journal, the library has plenty of resources that will help. Listed below are 5 of the best nursing and health databases that the library provides.
1. Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
This database contains 25,951,793 articles. That’s a lot! Health Reference Center Academic has a “Topic Finder” option that helps students locate new topics or keywords and discover new connections found in the top results. It’s easy to use and a great place to start looking for resources.
2. CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
CINAHL stands for the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and it’s one of the largest nursing databases around. This resource provides full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL database. CINAHL databases claim to be “the most widely-used and respected research tools for nurses, students and allied health professionals around the globe.”
3. MEDLINE (EBSCO)
MEDLINE is a great place to look for international research in medicine. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide.
UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource and is “trusted at the point of care by clinicians worldwide.” Topics covered include anesthesiology, cardiovascular medicine, dermatology, family medicine, and more.
Last but not least, ScienceDirect provides information on life sciences, health sciences, and related studies. Here you can not only search for journals, but also books and open access content.
*Click here to access our nursing-specific databases.