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  1. Suggested Databases
  2. Journals
  3. Electronic Books
  4. Citation Help
  5. Instructional Resources
  6. Nursing Theory
  7. Directories and Other Resources
  8. College of Nursing and Health Professions

Suggested Databases

  • CINAHL (1982 - present) Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature: indexes books, journals and dissertations in nursing, physical therapy, medical technology and allied health areas. MEDLINE (via PubMed and OVID) -- MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 12 million records of journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine.
  • NursingConsult (Current) Mosby's Nursing Consult brings together several leading nursing resources to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. It includes the Latest Drug Information, Patient Education Information, Professional Journals, Reference Books, Current News, Clinical Practice Information, Evidence-based Content, and Care Planning Tools. NursingConsult also includes the database, Mosby's Nursing Index, which has journal titles that CINAHL does not own.
  • Primal Pictures (Current) Includes Interactive Functional Anatomy and Complete Human Anatomy -- both are 3D interactive human models. Enable pop-ups for optimal viewing.
  • Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Source (1986-current) Contains articles from over 500 journals which cover nursing and allied health.
  • Dissertations & Theses (1861-current) With more than 1.5 million entries, ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses is the one central, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.
  • HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments) (1985-present) Provides information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, etc.) for the health and psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior, and library and information science.
  • Health Sciences: a SAGE Full-Text Collection (1982-present) Contains 24 journals published by SAGE and various societies. This database also covers additional subjects like aging and gerontology, public health, and research methods. Full text available from 1982 to present.
  • PsycARTICLES From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 163,000 articles from more than 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal.
  • PsycBOOKS From the American Psychological Association (APA), includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection . It also contains over 1,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.
  • PsycINFO ( 1872-current) Covers books, dissertations and journals in the psychological and behavioral sciences, including the creative arts therapies. Uses the OVID interface and the Thesaurus of Psychological Indexing Terms.
  • PsycTESTS Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century.


The Drexel Libraries offer an extensive collection of nursing journals, including nearly 300 electronic journals.  To find a specific journal, search for it by title in the Library Catalog.  For a comprehensive list, search "Nursing-periodicals" as a Subject.  Also see the alphabetic listings of Electronic Journals for Nursing. Keep in mind when searching for journal titles that many journals use an acronym as the actual title, for example:

  • ANS (Advanced Nursing Science)
  • AORN Journal (Association of Operating Room Nurses)
  • JOGNN (Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing)

Get It! Linking is provided from citations in databases such as CINAHL and MEDLINE to the Libraries' journal collections; look for Get It! button.  Get It! window will display options for obtaining the full-text of an article, including fulltext choices, possible print volumes available in library, or use on Interlibrary Loan services. Also see Getting to Journals and Journal Articles (ppt) for help in navigating the Libraries' electronic journals.

Electronic Books

Many textbooks and reference books such as dictionaries and drug guides, as well as other books relevant to Nursing are available electronically through the library catalog.  Search by title, keyword or subject heading selecting "All Electronic Resources" to focus on electronic books. Selected nursing e-books can be found in the list of Core Health Sciences E-books.

Citation Help

RefWorks is a web-based software application that helps you manage citations. It helps you keep track of the sources you are using for your research and your own notes about the sources. It will also create bibliographies for you in the format you specify (APA, IEEE, etc.).  The downloadable Write-N-Cite plug-in facilitates inclusion of references within a paper.  For more information on RefWorks see RefWorks Overview. For complete information about APA style, consult The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; multiple copies are available at each library. APA Helper (pdf file) -- tips for using APA Publication Style.

Instructional Resources

Nursing Theory

Directories and Other Resources

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