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Nursing: Databases

Search UpToDate

UpToDate® is an evidence-based clinical decision support system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. With a robust editorial team of world-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers, the most current medical information is synthesized into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality. Key features include: Links to Full-Text articles, Medical Calculators, Graphic Searches, and Drugs and Drug interaction information.

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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Semantic Scholar

Try Semantic Scholar. If you are off campus, though, and the full text to an article that you are interested in is not readily available, save the citation information and re-look the article up in WorldCat Local--and/or look for the journal title in E-Journals & Periodicals, etc.

Ingenta Connect

Try Ingenta Connect. Use the search by pull down button to find "all accessible articles" or under advanced search select "all free." If you are off campus, though, and the full text to an article that you are interested in is not freely available, save the citation information and find the article iWorldCat Discovery--and/or look for the journal title in E-Journals & Periodicals, etc.


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


Limit Your Results

GALE Health & Wellness Resource Center

Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar from the Cressman Library Full Text page or from a Cressman Library LibGuide 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 Cressman 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.

EzProxy off campus access to databases

EzProxy screen example

EzProxy directions

E-Journals & Periodicals

Find Nursing journals and/or verify Cressman Library holdings, whether online or in print.

Searching the Literature

Find an article when you already have a journal article citation

If you already have a citation, use Google Scholar Find It @ Cedar Crest or WorldCat Discovery.

If you have the DOI, go to the DOI System. Use the link given here or from the Cressman Library Full Text page so you have access to library subscriptions.

Or, go to PubMed Single Citation Matcher.

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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