Research Subject Guide: Nursing

Databases: Search for Articles 

Logins and passwords for databases are available on your MyCampus course page.

CINAHL with Full Text from EBSCOhost
CINAHL is the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature. It offers full text retrieval for more than 600 journals, indexing for almost 3,000 journals, and features full-text coverage dating back to 1981.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews -- evidence-based reviews of nursing interventions.

ScienceDirect from Elsevier
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Busse Library subscription's offers 900 health science journals, full-text online, dating from 1995.

Ovid Nursing Database
The Ovid Nursing Database is comprised of data from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE Database as well as citations to nursing journals.  Indexing goes back to 1950.

Micromedex Healthcare Series 2.0
Evidence based information from Micromedex. This includes all the unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine you need to make informed clinical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

MEDLINE from EBSCOhost
MEDLINE provides medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other topics. Full text coverage occurs for more than 1,450 journals; coverage dates from 1965. 4,800 biomedical journals are included in the collection.

Wiley Online Library
The Wiley Online Library is one of the world's premiere resources for study, teaching and advanced research. The Busse Library subscription offers 1,230 journals in full text format from 1997 forward.

PubMed
A service from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Databases: Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews: Immunology
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in immunology. Busse Library's print copy available (QR180 .A5x)

Annual Reviews: Medicine
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in medicine. Busse Library's print copy available (R 101 .A5)

Annual Reviews: Nutrition
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in nutrition. Busse Library's print copy available (QP141.A1 A64)

Annual Reviews: Physiology
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in physiology. Busse Library's print copy available (QP1 .A535)

Annual Reviews: Public Health
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in public health. Busse Library's print copy available (RA421 .A66)

 

Nursing: Other Publications

Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information: MedlinePlus

Legal Eagle Eye: Newsletter for the Nursing Profession
Reports on the latest legal developments affecting nurses.

Nurse Advise-ERR  
Monthly newsletter of medication safety information from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. 

Busse Journals A-Z
View a list of all print and electronic nursing journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

 

Evidence Based Practice: Gateways

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Visit AHRQ topic index and reports section for current research.

Bandolier: Evidence based thinking about healthcare
Monthly, independent journal from Oxford University Scientists that is respected as the premier source of evidence-based healthcare information in the United Kingdom.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM)
Research center at Oxford University (London) devoted to promoting evidence-based healthcare.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading resource for systematic reviews -- evidence-based reviews of nursing interventions.

CRD Databases: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, National Institute for Health Research (NHS)
Evidence-based practice interface for systematic reviews, health economics papers, and health technology assessments. Service from the University of York (UK).

Joanna Briggs Institute, Best Practice Information
Spanning 70 organizations across the world, the organization offers the very best of evidence-based practice to support point of care needs.

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC): AHRQ
Public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ.

Evidence Based Practice: Other Resources

Evidence-Based Nursing
An international digest of the evidence for nursing practice; full text of the journal.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing
Full text of the journal (1997+) available via Wiley InterScience.

Putting Evidence into Practice: AHRQ Jan/Feb 2005 issue of Health Affairs (AHRQ)

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine Sponsored by Duke University Medical Center Library and Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

JAMA Evidence: Using Evidence to Improve Care Fundamental tools for understanding and applying the medical literature and making clinical diagnoses.


Credo Reference Titles

American Heritage Medical Dictionary

Black's Medical Dictionary (42nd ed.)

Churchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Nursing

The Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders

International Dictionary of Homeopathy

Mosby Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions

 

Style and Citation Guides

APA Style 2011 -- guidelines from Busse Library (APA, 6th edition, 2010)

Model Paper, Mount Mercy University -- PDF sample paper with cover page, running head, headings, and references list 

In-Text Citation Table -- Busse Library version of APA table that shows how to reference authors and how to create parenthetical (internal) citations

Running Head Steps -- procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Office 2007 or Office 2010

Mount Mercy University's Nursing Library Liaison is:

Vicky Maloy

vmaloy@mtmercy.edu