Nursing Databases & Descriptions

Nursing Research Guide

Alexander Street Press Vast Collection

VAST is a package of video collections, accessible through the new Academic Video Online cross-search.

Annual Reviews

A searchable database for bibliographic records from 1984-1995. Provides annual reviews of to over 29 fields in three subject areas (biology and medical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences). Full-text from 1996 to the present. Updated annually.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson):

Covers trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals in sciences, engineering and technology from 1983 to the present.  

CINAHL with Full Text

Full text for nearly 600 of the 2,950 journals indexed dating back to 1981. CINAHL covers nursing, bio, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Offers complete coverage of English language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters.

The Cochrane  Library

Provides full text access to information compiled by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of individuals and institutions committed to reviewing the best evidence from clinical trials in medicine. Coverage is from 1991 to present. Updated monthly

Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. As of August5, 2010, there are 5,255 journals in the directory, 2,188 journals are searchable at article level, and 430,565 articles are included in the DOAJ service.


Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in the U.S. at accredited institutions from 1861 to the present. Includes some master's theses and World Languages and Cultures dissertations. Updated monthly.  


An Educational Resource Information Center provides access to education literature and resources from journals indexed in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.  

Films on Demand

Films On Demand is a vendor of web-based digital video delivery service.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from multiple nursing journals. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

HighWire Press

HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1330 journals, reference works, books, and proceedings.

IEEE Electronic Library (IEL)

Provides full text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988, plus select content back to 1950 and all current IEEE standards.

Informaworld (Taylor & Francis Online

InformaWorld hosts journals, eBooks, abstract databases and reference works published by the Taylor & Francis group, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.


Ingenta is a document delivery service and comprehensive index to over 23,000 scholarly scientific and technical journals. Several options allow you to set up an alerting service or deposit account for ordering articles sent to your desktop. The copyright and service fee is quite pricey, but the database is handy for verifying citations.


JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed General Medical Journal published 48 times per year. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world.

MEDLINE (FirstSearch-Full Text)

Corresponds to the print edition of Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Literature. Over 9,580 journals are indexed, beginning in 1965. The First Search version allows you to link your search results to the Weinberg Library holdings

MEDLINE/PubMed (Free to everyone)

MEDLINE is the largest component of PubMed, the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM®). Approximately 5,400 journals published in the United States and more than 80 other countries have been selected and are currently indexed for MEDLINE. For additional information, please see the NLM Fact Sheet: What's the Difference Between MEDLINE and PubMed?

MEDSCAPE (Free with registration)

Access to Medscape is FREE, but requires a one-time membership registration. Medscape is organized by medical specialty, with each supported specialty having its own custom Web Site. Medscape's content comes from an assortment of sources including: clinical eJournals, more than 50 medical journals and textbooks, professional medical news from Reuters, MedscapeWire, and medical news journal publishers, business and finance publishers, managed care and medical practice publishers, and more. This internet site is updated daily, and contains links to MEDLINE as well as other web-based medical sites.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (Full Text)

Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute, contains full text information about and reviews of all English language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Includes information covered in the print version of this publication.

NLM Gateway (Free to everyone)

NLM Gateway is intended for the user who is new to the National Library of ’s online resources. It searches simultaneously: MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, HSRProj, MEDLINEplus (the NLM’s database for medical consumers), and DIRLINE. In addition, it contains information that was formerly available in: AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, POPLINE, SPACELINE, and TOXLINE.


Nursing@Ovid is a comprehensive, integrated Nursing & Allied Health portal that features bibliographic data that’s central to the working needs of nursing and allied health professionals as well as full-text access to highly-cited nursing and allied health journals. Years of coverage range from 1950 to present.

Nursing Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is a user-friendly point-of-care resource that delivers the best available and most recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases via a nursing-specific graphical interface. Clinical care data consists of CINAHL Nursing Guide (evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs); patient education documents (available in both English & Theatre  and Spanish); and Health Day News with daily FDA, clinical, and drug updates. Patient care planning and access to detailed drug information is simplified via embedded HTML copies of F.A. Davis’s Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, F.A. Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, AHFS Drug Information Essentials and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.


PEDro: the Physiotherapy Evidence Database provides bibliographic citations and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in the area of physiotherapy. PEDro is an initiative of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP).


Proceedings indexes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia workshops and conventions in a wide range of disciplines.

ProQuest Central

ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated full-text database in the market today totaling more than 11,250 titles—with over 8,400 titles in full text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete™ combines clinical research titles with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. Also provides in-depth coverage from over 1,440 publications with nearly 1,200 available in full text and of these, over 970 include MEDLINE® indexing. In addition, the database includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to medical research.

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source™ provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.

ProQuest Research Library

From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 3,950 titles—over 2,700 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. ProQuest Research Library consists of two components: a core list of periodicals; plus 15 supplemental subject-specific modules.

PsycArticles (EBSCO)

PsycARTICLES, published by the American Psychological Association, is recognized worldwide as a leading full text source for academic, research and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines. Featuring a continuously growing number of significant and highly regarded periodicals, the only electronic source for APA's journals. Features include cover to cover searching of each article, including graphics and captions, in-depth subject treatment from general psychology to more specialized topics including clinical and applied research, and  access to tables of contents and bibliographic citations.


Provides citations with abstracts from more than 1,300 international journals plus books and book chapters containing the literature of psychology and the behavioral sciences. Information dates from 1887 to the present.

SAGE Journals Online

Fulltext access to over 460 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and caregivers. The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.

Science Direct

Includes the full text of 175 Academic Press journals. Its aim is to improve access to scientific journals starting with the complete 1996 issues. Over 2000 articles are added monthly. Subject areas covered in this database are applied sciences, social sciences, dentistry,  nursing, economics, business law and finance.


SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers full-text access to 73 philosophy journals and nearly 1000 philosophy books. To restrict your search to resources to which the Library has access, remove the check mark from the box that says “Include Preview-Only Content.”

Wiley Online Library

Indexes 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, laboratory manuals and management resources. Fulltext of articles is available only for those journals to which the library subscribes. Indexing is interdisciplinary. Users may search all disciplines or select: business, life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, computer science, earth and environmental science, physics, astronomy, education, polymers and material science, engineering, psychology, law, and social sciences.
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