OneSearch combines most of the library's resources into a single database. Rather than search databases separately, you can do just "one search." OneSearch includes articles, books, ebooks, and more. (EBSCO)
Looking for health, nursing, or physical exercise information? This link searches four EBSCO databases at once: 1) CINAHL Complete, 2) Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, 3) MEDLINE Complete, and 4) SPORTDiscus with Full-Text.
This premier medical research database includes very high end journal content, with significant full-text availability. Note: This EBSCO version of MEDLINE provides many more full-text articles than PubMed. (EBSCO)
An evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. Includes: quick lessons on care workflow, evidence-based care sheets, patient education handouts, and point-of-care drug information. (EBSCO)
Cochrane Collection Plus combines two databases into one. Among the many resources are full-text reviews of health care interventions and treatment plans for health care providers and patients. Most include a literature review of research on that treatment and statistical evidence. (EBSCO)
Cochrane Collection Plus is a combination of two databases into one: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Clinical Answers. More info from EBSCO
PubMed is a free resource for researching biomedical and life sciences literature. It does not include full-text journal articles itself. However, links to the full text are often present when it is available from other sources. It includes the citations from the MEDLINE database, full-text from PubMed Central, and citations for books. Cal U patrons: using the Library's version of MEDLINE Complete will provide you with much more full-text.
NAP publishes reports from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. You can download FREE PDFs for thousands of ebooks. Browse the topics from the menu.
Don't be put off when requesting a PDF. When it looks like you need a password, just click on the "Continue as a guest" button. You will need to provide your email and name. If you do this, you can download whole books, or individual chapters, for FREE!
Presents historical information on the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care. Topics include: health care and nursing concerns, the role of nurses, nurse shortages, workplace problems, and public health issues.
Provides access to authoritative, selected science information from U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. (Link goes to the Advanced Search. For the Basic search screen, click on their "Home" link in the menu.)
Get up-to-date health data for all 50 states. Topics include: demographics, health, health policy, health coverage and financing, state legislation, and more. This easy-to-use site lets you download the data.
What's a Peer-Reviewed Journal?
"Peer-reviewed journals" are scholarly. Most of your research should come from scholarly journals.
Still not sure if your source is a peer-reviewed journal? Use the link below and search for the journal. HINT: Enter the journal name and specify that it be in the "TI Title" field. View the record for your journal and look for the "Peer-Reviewed" line. If it says "Yes," you're in business!