Nursing Research Guide


CINAHL with Full Text
Indexing thousands of journals in the fields of nursing and allied health, with full text for more than 600.

Cochrane Collection Plus
Articles, books, research reports, and conference proceedings related to the effects of healthcare, the conduct of controlled trials, the cost and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures, and systematic reviews of healthcare around the world.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects  (Cochrane)
Abstracts for systematic reviews of the effects of health care from around the world.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
Includes almost 100 indexed and abstracted magazines/journals, 75 full text magazines/journals, 155 full text health reports, over 130 full text health books, the Mirriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, over 5,100 Clinical Reference System reports, and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Nearly 550 full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong.

Health Technology Assessments
Provides details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions).  Aim is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

Lippincott Premier Nursing Journals
The full text of over 40 research- and practitioner-based peer-reviewed journals.

Medline via Ebsco
Covers the literature of biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences. 1949 to the present.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database
Provides information on the costs and effects of drugs, treatments and procedures.  Economic evaluations - the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments - are systematically identified, described and appraised for quality while their relative strengths and weaknesses are explored and highlighted.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
With over 4 million articles related to specialized care, treatment and management of all types of patients.

Nursing Reference Center
User-friendly point-of-care resource intended for staff nurses, nurse administrators, nursing students, nurse faculty, and hospital librarians. Extensive coverage of clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases.  

Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
Designed to match the "nursing process" workflow, the interface is intuitive to students and facilitates connections between the content and clinical practice.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, etc. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 780 titles, with over 650 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations.

From the National Library of Medicine, PubMed includes MEDLINE and related databases. Over 18 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. PubMed may link to content we don't have online access to; please contact a librarian if you need assistance.

ScienceDirect College Edition
Full-text access to most Elsevier journals in the physical sciences and life sciences.

Web resources

Careers in Nursing
An information guide on various career options for nurses, education required, and base salary.

Digital Collections: National Library of Medicine
Biomedical books and videos in the public domain.

Drug Watch
A resource providing information related to drug side effects and interations and device fails. Information related to lawsuits over various treatments and devices is also included.

Global Health Observatory
Health data and analysis provided by the World Health Organization. Includes data from 194 countries for a variety of health-related indicators.

HIV/AIDS Surveilance Data Base
HIV prevalence and incidence rates in developing countries.

Mayo Clinic Health - Information

Medline Plus
Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

A deep web search portal providing real-time access to health and medical-related information. Searches a variety of sources to present information not recovered by general search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo). Results are listed according to relevance to the search topic.

NursingCenter (Lippincott)
Helps nurses in staying abreast of research and opportunities.

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use
From the National Library of Medicine.

Nursing School 411
A free guide to nursing school information.

Open-i: Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine 
A search engine for locating freely available biomedical images and selected text from medical-related literature.

Registered Nursing
A site providing information on registered nursing programs, job outlook, and more.


Covers various drugs and illnesses. There are also articles written by medical professionals on issues related to various drugs and health concerns.

RxList: the Internet Drug Index
Information on various illnesses and diseases, symptoms, and drugs.

The Vaccine Page
News articles and online resources related to vaccines.  (Articles are not validated or verified , and may contain commercial offers. Be sure to confirm information with other sources.)

Johns Hopkins Antibiotics Guide
Evidence-based information on antibiotics, pathogens, infectious diseases, and drugs.

Safe Medication
Medication search engine.  Based on the AHFS Consumer Medication Information of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Center Watch Clinical Trials
Covers clinical trials of drugs in categories including: medical conditions, FDA drug approvals, and new drugs in research.

United States Food and Drug Administration
Covers a variety of topics and issues of  various drugs.

United States Food and Drug Administration — Drugs@FDA
Alphabetical listing of FDA-approved drugs.

Professional organizations

AACN – Education - Additional Resources
A directory of nursing associations and other nursing resources from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Nurses Association

National Student Nurses Association

Oregon Nurses Association

Finding books

By subject search

Below are some links to various subject searches in Primo.

Chronic diseases Nursing

Intensive care nursing

Nursing care plans

Nursing ethics

School nursing

By call number

If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.

RT1-120 Nursing
RT89-120 Specialties in nursing