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Nursing Databases

Recommended Databases

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). The CDSR provides the full text of evidence-based, systematic reviews of the effects of health care intervention.

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Health Source: Academic/Nursing Edition – Health & Nursing

Covers nursing and allied health topics, including nutrition, pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. It provides full-text coverage for over 100 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 900 publications.

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Provides access to MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s databases of bibliographic citations and abstracts for the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and preclinical sciences. Also provides access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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Nursing Reference Center Plus

Nursing Reference Center Plus is a comprehensive clinical reference resource for nursing students, faculty, and nurse educators. It contains a wide variety of evidence-based reference material on thousands of clinical topics, and includes quick-reference sheets, nursing care plans, nursing skills videos, and continuing education material, as well as access to select reference books.

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UpToDate is a clinical reference tool, intended to provide concise, current information regarding patient care, diagnosis, and treatment. It is comprised of thousands of fully referenced reviews from more than 20 specialty areas. In addition to full-text reviews of medical topics, UpToDate contains information on drugs/drug interactions, calculators, and patient education information.

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Related Databases

Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)

A database that describes questionnaires, rating scales, projective techniques, and other types of instruments used in the health, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library science fields. The information is drawn from journal articles and compendiums, with each entry including the source of the test information, abstract, number of items, etc. No actual tests are included.
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Sports Medicine & Education Index (formerly Physical Education Index)

Records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. Beginning in January 2001, enhancements to the database include the addition of abstracts, e-mail addresses, expanded publisher and author information, and other data to facilitate access to the fulltext..
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The most comprehensive international database of psychology. Provides citations and abstracts from the academic, research and practice literature in psychology, and includes materials from related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, education, social work and criminology. Indexes journals, books and book chapters, dissertations and technical reports.

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Sociological Abstracts

Indexes over 2,000 journals from 35 countries, dissertations, papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as demographics, criminology, policy studies and family studies.

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OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson Web)

Provides indexing, abstracting, and selected full text to the Wilson databases for Business, Education, General Science, Humanities, Readers’ Guide, and the Social Sciences. Also includes selected full text to the Wilson databases for Applied Science & Technology, Art, Biological & Agricultural Index, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, and Library Literature & Information Science.

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