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NUR406 : Contemporary Nursing Trends and Theory

Information Resources for Nurses

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CINAHL; Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature

  • Nursing, allied health
  • Journal articles
  • Book chapters
  • Dissertations
  • Conference papers
  • Info for patients

  • 1937-present
  • More than 3.7 million citations
  • Some articles peer reviewed

Good place to start to search for nursing articles

Tutorial from EBSCO


  • Medicine, nursing, other health care fields including health care delivery
  • Journal articles; most journals are peer reviewed
  • Books

  • 1966-present; some citations prior to 1966
  • More than 27 million citations

Useful for searching for healthcare questions, like treatment for an illness.

For nursing topics, may supplement CINAHL

Health Source

  • Nursing
  • Full text journals of 550 journals; many of the journals are peer reviewed
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information, includes Drug information monographs written for consumers


  • Psychology
  • Journal articles
  • Books & book chapters
  • Dissertations

  • 1887-present
  • Over 4 million
  • Nearly 2,500 journals covered; most journals peer reviewed.

PsycINFO Quick Reference Guide from the American Psychological Association


Web of Science

  • Multidisciplinary content
  • Over 12,000 journals
  • Over 150,000 conference proceedings
  • Also includes Journal Citation Reports (InCites)

Database allows cited reference searching

Useful for comprehensive searching

Web of Science training resources