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Nursing: Databases

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Supplemental Databases for Nursing, List 1

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)


Resources for School Nurses, go to ERIC via Ezproxy to have access to Cressman Library subscriptions.

Nexis Uni

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Note about searching databases that the library does not subscribe to. Databases that the library does not subscribe to will often index the very same journals that the library does subscribe to and of course others that the library doesn't.

Either way, you may find yourself on a site like Wiley or Science Direct after searching PubMed, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar or Ingenta Connect and discovering free or open access content there.

If you are on campus, you will be able to continue your search and be able to access free or open access articles there, plus what the library subscribes to. If you are off campus, though, you will need to use the links that the library provides for sites like Wiley, Science Direct, and other similar databases listed on this page in order to be able to retrieve articles that we have a subscription for.

Featured Databases for Nursing, List 2


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GALE Health & Wellness Resource Center


With access to featured articles in the current issues of these Slack/Healio journals:

Health Literacy Research and Practice
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Journal of Nursing Education

And much more, browse topics in any of several categories: Community Health, Diagnostics and Health, Diseases and Conditions, Drugs, Mental Health, Therapies, Treatments and Surgeries

Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar from Databases A-Z or from a Cressman Library Research Guide so that your results will include Find It @ Cedar Crest links when the library has full text access.

Google Scholar Search

WorldCat Discovery, search the library catalog

Search WorldCat Discovery, the library catalog. Search for books, ebooks, media (including streaming video), and journal articles. Search Libraries Worldwide when you use WorldCat Discovery to request an Interlibrary Loan.

Elicit, Research Assistant


Elicit is a research assistant using language models like GPT-3 to automate parts of researchers’ workflows. Currently, the main workflow in Elicit is Literature Review. If you ask a question, Elicit will show relevant papers and summaries of key information about those papers in an easy-to-use table.

EzProxy off campus access to databases

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EzProxy and Open Access

Searching the Literature

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? What about CINAHL?

      What about CINAHL?

Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) indexes and abstracts articles from nursing, biomedical, and consumer health journals, as well as publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. CINAHL uses its own thesaurus terms, but they are related to MeSH headings.

NLM Catalog

PubMed with Full Text Finder links

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PubMed Citation Matcher

PubMed Clinical Queries

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DNP Doctoral Project Repository

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