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CINAHL Plus with Full Text (searching tips)
CINAHL Plus with Full Text Basic Searching Video Tutorial
CINAHL Plus with Full Text Advanced Searching Video Tutorial
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index.

Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals with considerable coverage of nursing and allied health. This database also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
An open-access digital service that collects, preserves, and freely disseminates nursing related research materials in both abstract-only and full-text format. Works are submitted by both students and faculty relevant to their research output: pre and post print journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, datasets, and multi-media files.

Related Databases

Provides access to high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today's most pressing topics. Includes a broad selection full-text articles from peer-reviewed journals and bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member societies and other closely related organizations.

BioMed Central
BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All research articles in BioMed Central's journals receive rapid and thorough peer review.

BIOSIS Previews
BIOSIS Previews® encompasses the entire field of life sciences and provides comprehensive coverage of the world's published biological and biomedical research. Access to this database is being provided by funding from the BRIN grant (via USD).

Chemistry Central Journal
Chemistry Central Journal publishes peer-reviewed open access articles in all areas of chemistry. Open access means: high visibility for articles through free and permanent unrestricted online access thus increasing readership and potential citations.

Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. Access to this database is being provided by funding from the BRIN grant (via USD).

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Broad subject coverage with more than 4,000 titles in the directory.

General Science Collection (Gale)
A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments -- including such topics as particle physics, advanced mathematics, and nanotechnology.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information.

PsycARTICLES (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
A source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA).

PsycINFO (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Public Library of Science
Consists of seven peer-reviewed open-access journals.

Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost) (searching tips)
This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web for locating scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web, including the latest reports and peer-reviewed articles and journals. .

Citations are available for all journals published by Elsevier. Full-text of over 200 titles subscribed to by USD are available as well. This resource is provided to us by funding from the BRIN grant (via USD).

Wiley InterScience
Features over 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, and Current Protocols laboratory manuals published by Wiley. Full-text is available for 1,500+ journal titles that are paid for primarily by funding from the BRIN grant (via USD).


Academic Search Premier (EBSCOHost)(searching tips)
Academic Search Premier includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the social sciences.

Provides access to scholarly journals in many science and social science disciplines. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each title. Depending on the publisher, the most recent three - five years may not be available via JSTOR.

ProQuest (searching tips)
ProQuest includes general interest and scholarly articles in a variety of areas including the sciences and social sciences.

Reference and Online Books

Drugs and Controlled Substances -- 2003
Provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior -- 2009
Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging -- 2007
Covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system.

For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future -- 2012
This report presents arguments that updated public health policies and laws are needed to support activities that will alter the physical and social environment for better health.

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health -- 2011
This report offers recommendations that collectively serve as a blueprint to (1) ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training, (2) improve nursing education, (3) provide opportunities for nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in health care redesign and improvement efforts, and (4) improve data collection for workforce planning and policy making.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer -- 2nd ed., 2006
Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence -- 2006
Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine -- 3rd ed., 2006
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health -- 2nd ed., 2007
Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery -- 2004
Provides in-depth coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures and related topics, such as anesthetics, medications and postoperative care.

Merck Manual of Geriatrics -- updated 3rd edition
Provides specific and comprehensive information on the care of older people.

The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library
The Merck Manuals are a series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers.


Practice Tests

Learning Express Library
Nursing school practice tests for biology, chemistry, math, reading comprehension, verbal ability and general science.

Complete Review for the NCLEX-RN RT55 .G378 2007

Practice Questions for the NCLEX-RN RT55 .G38 2007

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