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Nursing Databases

Database SearchTo search all our databases at once you can always use our library search.  

You can also search each database individually.  This is sometimes quicker and more accurate because you are searching one collection at a time and only looking through medical or science journals.  Think of it as searching for a sock in a sock drawer instead of rooting through an entire closet.  

If you want to know which database contains a specific journal, search our Journals A-Z List.


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