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CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) includes 760+ full text journals. Limited to 4 simultaneous users. Coverage: 1937-present.
OVID - LWW Nursing and Professional Practice Journal Collection: Searchable ejournal database of 60 major nursing and health science journals.

STAT!Ref Nursing: Full text, searchable reference titles related to the area of nursing.
Other useful databases: ERIC (patient education and health communication), PsycINFO (psychology), Health Reference Center Academic (health sciences in general), and PubMed (medicine).

Search additional Sciences databases.

Films on Demand - Health and Medicine: Hundreds of videos on diseases, disorders & disabilities, human anatomy & physiology, careers, nutrition, public health, and more.

VAST - Academic Video Online: Includes videos on Counseling and Therapy, Psychology, Health, Rehabilitation Therapy, and Sports Medicine. 

The OVID database also includes video resources.
Database Help:
CINAHL Support Center: EBSCO help site includes 4 online tutorials.
OVID Help: OVID's help site for using its resources.
Find Journals in Nursing.

Search by journal name:
  • advanced journal of nursing
  • international journal of palliative nursing
  • research in nursing and health
Journal collections of interest to nurses include:
Nursing section of Wiley Online Library *NOTE: Wiley indexes both journals and books. CBU has fulltext access to journals only.
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
Dictionary of Nursing Theory & Research (2010), Credo ebook.

Emergencia: Emergency Translation Manual (2002), EBSCO ebook.
Family Health Care Nursing: Theory, Practice, and Research (2010), EBSCO ebook.

Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions (2009), Credo ebook.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2010), Reserves 808 P83.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2005), EBSCO ebook.
Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care (2010), EBSCO ebook.
Also see these free online collections:
National Academies Press: 4000+ free-for-download pdfs of research publications in various scientific fields, including health and medicine and food and nutrition.
National Library of Medicine Bookshelf: 700+ online texts in the life sciences.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Includes CME/CE material, downloadable clinician and consumer guides, a slide library, research reports, as well as tools and data for the conduct of research. Includes the National Guideline Clearinghouse.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Information on diseases and conditions, emergency preparedness, environmental health, life stages and populations, traveler health, workplace safety, statistics, and more. Includes videos, podcasts, and full text of the MMWR. Mobile interface available.
Drug Information Portal: Free online database of drug information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Martindale's Nursing Center: Guide to online resources in nursing--courses, texts, videos, and more.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NNCAM): Government agency for scientific research on alternative medical systems, practices, and products, including a guide to herbs. Browse research results by date or by topic.
National League for Nursing (NLN): Website of the agency devoted to nursing education.
Nurses - MedScape: Information on critical care, geriatrics, nurse practitioners, Women's Health, Pain, Pediatrics/Neonatal, Mental Health, and more. Includes reference tools for drugs, drug interactions, diseases and conditions. Free mobile apps available. Free registration required to access CMEs and CEs.
Nursingworld: Website of the American Nurses Association includes sections on careers & credentialing, professional practice, nursing ethics, health care policy, and government affairs.
PubMed: Premier index to biomedical journal literature; includes MedLine citations as well as citations from scientific journals. Subset for Nursing Journals indexes the top 100 nursing journals. Free mobile app available. Coverage: MEDLINE indexing, 1950-present; PubMed Central articles, 1800s-present.
PubMed Clinical Queries: Search interface limiting PubMed results to specific clinical research areas.
Images and Multimedia

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL): Multimedia health science resources: images, videoclips, animations, audio. Subjects include anatomy, diseases, chemicals and drugs, biological sciences, and more. From the National Science Foundation and the National Library of Medicine. *HEAL resources are licensed for free use, reproduction, and modification by registered users. For more details, see Copyrights.
Images from the History of Medicine: Portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art on social and historical aspects of medicine (15th-20th centuries). *See Copyright and Permissions for details on use.
Public Health Image Gallery: Images and multimedia files related to health and healthcare, with special collections including bioterrorism, natural disasters, influenza, and more. *PHIL Images are copyright cleared and readily available for use in copy or on web sites.


HealthFinder: Government-produced source of reliable health and wellness information for consumers.
Health and Wellness Resource Center: Database comprised of medical reference materials, with nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, 700+ health videos from Healthology Inc., pamphlets, and health-related articles from 2200 general interest publications. Part of Tennessee Electronic Library.
Health Information Privacy: Information about HIPAA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
MedlinePlus: From National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Information from a variety of reliable healthcare resources. Includes a Medical Encyclopedia; information on drugs, herbs, and dietary supplements; interactive tutorials; calculators and quizzes; and instructional videos of medical procedures. Mobile version available. Spanish language version available.
NIHSenior Health: Easy-to-navigate consumer health information site, designed for seniors. Already large fonts can be enlarged, color contrasts adjusted, or a text-to-voice reader can be activated.