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Resource guide for Nursing: includes databases, websites, government sites.

How to Use This Guide

Use this guide to find resources about Nursing and Allied Health. Students in NSG 101: Nursing Practice, use the "Global Health" tab to find information to help with your research project. 

Refer to the Books & eBooks tab to search our eBook collections, watch tutorials on how to find and use eBooks, see suggested titles, and search the book catalog for print books in the library. 

See below for Nursing & Allied Health databases to find articles from magazines, trade publications, and peer reviewed/scholarly journals. 

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Logo for CINAHL with red letteringCINAHL with Full Text (EBSCOhost) CINAHL® with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.

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EBSCO Academic Search CompleteEBSCO Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals


Green box logo for Health Source with white letteringHealthSource:Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.


Logo for Nursing and Allied Health database show patient laying down in hospital bed Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)  Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. The database offers current and authoritative content for professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.


Health Reference Center Gale logo. Green box with stethoscopeHealth Reference Center Academic (Gale) Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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