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Nursing Research Guide

Nursing Research Guide

Welcome to the Nursing Research Guide. This guide is to assist students who are taking courses in the College of Health Professions, and can also assist students, faculty, and staff doing research in this area.

This Research Guide will provide information on the most relevant databases to search from, online periodicals we may subscribe to, and websites and open access options for this subject.

If you have questions or would like assistance with your research, please contact the Head Librarian at


Academic Search Complete

Coverage of most academic areas including business, social sciences, general academic, and general sciences.

CINAHL Complete

This database provides full text and abstracts for nursing and allied health journals. Additional materials include evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outline the most effective treatment options.

Consumer Health Complete

Health and medical information from over 560 Journals and several thousand reference books.

Directory of Open Access Journals

A large database of open access peer-reviewed  journals and articles.

Nexis Uni 

Formerly LexisNexis, Nexis Uni provides access to more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including decisions of the Federal courts and the appellate courts of all 50 states. 

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

A collection of journals providing information on psychology, psychiatry, mental health, etc.

Science and Technology Collection

Database containing journals with information on chemistry, computer science, physics, aeronautics, etc. 


Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection

eBook titles ranging from general health topics, disorders, senior care, emotional health, and more.

Directory of Open Access Books

A large collection of open access eBooks.

eBook Academic Collection

Collection of text from a wide range of academic disciplines.

eBook Collection

Collection of eBooks with a wide range of subjects.


American Chemical Society

Browse all the subjects available within the journals from the American Chemical Society. Some of these articles. are open access.


Browse from these open access journals providing articles in the biology, health sciences, and medical fields.

Heart & Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care

Heart & Lung: The Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care, the official publication of The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, presents original, peer-reviewed articles on techniques, advances, investigations, and observations related to the care of patients with acute and critical illness and patients with chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders.

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis is a journal that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance.

Journal of Health and Social Behavior

Journal of Health and Social Behavior is a medical sociology journal that publishes empirical and theoretical articles that apply sociological concepts and methods to the understanding of health and illness and the organization of medicine and health care.


PLOS One is an open access journal with over 200 subject areas across science, engineering, medicine, and the related social sciences and humanities. Browse subject areas and find articles from several topics within the health field including anatomy, cardiology, geriatrics, nutrition, pediatrics, pharmaceutics, and much more.

Rehabilitation Nursing Journal

Rehabilitation Nursing is a refereed, award-winning publication and is the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN). The purpose of the journal is to provide rehabilitation professionals particularly rehabilitation nurses with quality articles whose primary focus is rehabilitation nursing, including areas of clinical practice, education, administration, healthcare policy, and research.

Sage Pure Gold Open Access Journals

These SAGE open access journals provide free articles that are peer-reviewed and cover a wide range of subjects.



Off Campus Link

Research diverse perspectives, topics, and trends that align with curricular areas such as Political Science, English, Sociology, Humanities, Business, International Studies, and more.

New York Times

Create a login for free and read articles from the New York Times.

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