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Covers nursing and allied health. Includes continuing education modules, evidence-based care sheets, research instruments, disease and conditions overviews. Search in 5,000 indexed journals and 1,300 full text journals. Dates covered: 1937 - present
Created by the United States National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database, which means it contains citations and abstracts, for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers. Because we have other databases with the full text of some of these citations, you will also see full text results if you search through the MCC Library's Medline. If you search it on the web, you may find open access full text articles, too.
Includes the MEDLINE database plus several million additional citations and abstracts from journals and books in the areas of medical and life sciences. Often links to full-text articles some of which are free.
The Sigma Repository (formerly the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository) is the only repository solely dedicated to sharing works created by nurses around the world. It is an open digital academic and clinical focused service that freely collects, preserves, and disseminates full-text nursing research, educational, and evidence-based practice materials in a variety of formats and item types. The repository is a resource of Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma).
When you search in academic databases including MCC Library OneSearch, keywords give you the best search results. Next time you search, instead of typing in a long phrase such as "all the research that shows evidence to prove there's no life on the moon," try keywords.
A better search about lunar life would use keywords and look like this:
"life on the moon" and research
Focusing your library search on nursing research
1:07 Searching in the Nursing & Allied Health database
9:05 How to use the citations in a review paper to find additional sources
Here are some tips:
1. You can add
to your keyword search in any of our databases. This will look for some form of the word nurse in the title, abstract, and subject tags of the articles.
2. You can choose "advanced search" in CINAHL and find options to check off for nursing. Choose nursing under Journal Subset and you can check "Any author is a nurse," a box just above the Journal Subset box. In other databases you can choose Nursing and Allied Health as a discipline.
1. In PubMed, add AND nurs* and/or check the "Nursing journals" box in your results (see video for demo).
2. Search an open access nursing collection:
All material in the Sigma Repository are "authored by a single nurse, multiple nurses, or a collaborative group that includes a nurse. The nurse does not need to be the lead author."
Nursing Commons is part of The Digital Commons Network, which brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work."
Remember to examine whether the article you find has been peer-reviewed.