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A guide for finding nursing resources and information

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Rodney Birch

Databases for Health & Medicine

Database Tutorials

CINAHL is a nursing and allied health database on the EBSCO platform. 

Health Management is health and nursing database on the ProQuest platform.

PubMed - Accessing Full Text

PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine, and has over 19 million citations from Medline and other life science and biomedical journals. 
Use the following link for searching PubMedThis version of PubMed will link to any fulltext articles available through Riley Library's licensed resources (EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.), when available.
If you find an article for which the full text is not available through either PubMed or the licensed resources, you may obtain the article by requesting the article through interlibrary loan. Follow the process below to request the item through interlibrary loan.
Click the "Request Article through Interlibrary Loan" link. Complete the form and submit. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to get the article from the lending library. It will be delivered to you electronically. If you have questions regarding interlibrary loan, please ask a librarian for assistance or contact

PubMed tutorial


Nursing Journals for Research

Journals may be available in either print or electronic formats. Use the Journals A to Z tab in the banner on library's website to find out if the Riley Library has access to a particular journal title and issue of the journal. If the Riley Library does not have access to the article you may use the interlibrary loan service to request the article from another library. The article will be delivered to you electronically to your NNU email address.

Evaluate the Literature

Critical Appraisal Worksheets -- interactive forms for evaluating articles related to diagnosis, e-prognosis, harm, systematic reviews, and therapy (developed by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). Available in a variety of languages.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice - Research Evidence Appraisal Tool