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Nursing Databases


The following library databases are the best bets for finding nursing-related resources.

To search all our databases at once you can always use Primo, our all-in-one library search.

Check out the library's Primo tutorials for search tips and strategies.

If you want to know which database contains a specific journal, use our Journals Search.

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Science Direct
  • Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Health Sciences
  • 16 million articles from over 2500 academic journals
  • includes The Lancet, Cell and many other well known nursing and medical journals.
Science Direct
Healthsource: Nursing/Academic
  • nursing & medical
  • 550 full-text scholarly journals
  • includes AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names
Healthsource: Nursing/Academic
CINAHL Complete
  • nursing & allied health
  • 70 full-text scholarly journals
  • coverage begins with 1981
Ovid (Nursing @ Ovid)
  • nursing & allied health
  • 27 full-text scholarly journals
  • includes 3 ebooks including "Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses"
Academic Search Complete
  • science
  • 5,890 full-text scholarly journals
Academic Search Complete
  • life sciences & biomedical
  • maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine
  • includes access to MEDLINE database of citations & abstracts
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • healthcare & medicine
  • 4,800 records that include full-text articles, systematic review and protocols which summarize and interpret the results of medical research
  • Data is evidence-based medicine combined with meta-analysis