Nursing Research Guide

Find Books

Use the OCCcat to locate books in the library on your topic:

  • Perform a word or phrase search using keywords such as "pathophysiology" or "nursing AND managed care." Word or phrase searches will search the entire records of all the items in the catalog, including author, title, and subject areas. 
  • Perform a subject search using a keyword such as "gerontology" to search for items on a specific topic.

Find Articles

Use the following databases to access Nursing articles:

  • All of the following EBSCOHost databases are relevant for Nursing/Allied Health information:

    Many specialized databases offer assistance for advanced searching. In particular, specialized databases may make use of controlled vocabulary terms. Click here to read the library's CINHAL controlled vocabulary guide. Please note: each database is unique and will have its own features and options, but you can use this guide to learn more about controlled vocabularly terms and how they can assist your searching.

  • The library subscribes to a number of print periodicals, many of which are not available through the databases. See a list of current Nursing periodicals (PDF) as well as instructions for accessing EJournals from home or campus.

Internet Resources

General Websites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Links to CDC publications and data
Dilution Theory and Problems Explains how dilution works and offers sample questions. From Florida State University's Biological Science department
EKG Strip Identification and Evaluation Information, including diagrams, on how to read EKG strips, components of the EKG waveform, and electrode placement
HRLC: HealthSavvy Links Tutorials Features tutorials on searching and evaluating online health resources
Lab Tests Online A public resource on clinical lab testing
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Access NIH newsletters and research
OR Live: Live and On-Demand Medical Webcasts View webcasts of a variety of medical procedures taking place in real-life ORs.
PubMed Central U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature

Nursing Organizations

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