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Course Guide: Practical Nursing

Journal Article Database

Looking for articles, especially scholarly articles? Try searching the databases below for your topic. No single resource will have all the articles on your topic so be sure to try more than one.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
Information for nursing students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals. Search results returned in tabs corresponding to the nursing process. Included are disease and drug overviews, care plans, journal articles, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition [EBSCO]
An excellent database to use for nursing and general health science articles. Many general medical journals can be found full-text in this database.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text [EBSCO]
CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

Academic Search Premier [EBSCO]
An excellent source for full-text scholarly journal articles from over 8500 journals in all academic subjects.

This version can be limited to full-text only, but you can use Interlibrary Loan to obtain other indexed articles.

Most full-text articles are linked from other EBSCO databases.

CINAHL Tutorials

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature. The CINAHL database is available on EBSCOhost. 

Basic Searching Techniques
Brief Power Point

Advanced Searching Tutorial
Brief Power Point

Reference Databases

A reference article provides a definition, summary, or overview, rather than the more in-depth and narrow examination of a topic found in research articles. Reference articles are generally written by experts, fact-checked, and edited.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
General Encyclopedia

Wikipedia is not a scholarly source and should NOT be cited in your work. Use this resource as a tool to lead you to other credible sources. (click to read more about Wikipedia)

Google Advanced, Google Books and Google Scholar

Google Scholar
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly publications.

Many of the articles you find in Google Scholar are not full-text. However, you may be able to obtain entire articles though interlibrary loan. Ask a reference librarian if you have questions about this process.


library course guides
Need Help? Contact a Librarian

Riverside (Medford) Campus: 541-245-7522 or 541-245-7512
Redwood (Grants Pass) Campus: 541-956-7153 or 541-956-7152
Table Rock (White City) Campus: 541-245-7820

APA Style Help

APA Style page

Medcom Trainex Nursing Videos

Medcom Training Videos
Online collection of 100 streaming videos for education, training, and professional development.

Links for Healthy Web Surfing

The Internet has made sharing medical information rapid and easy.  However, the quantity of medical information on the Internet can be daunting. Today, it's especially important to find accurate sources of information, written by experts in their fields to be able to make critical health care decisions.

The following website can help you in this process.

Medline Plus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
"What should you look for when evaluating the quality of health information on Web sites?" The above link has some suggestions from the National Institutes of Health.


RCC's Turnitin