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Citation Guides

APA Style (Mahoney Library)
APA Manual (REF 808 A639e 2010)
Guide to Electronic References (REF 808 A639e 2007)

Course Guides

GST605 Nursing Research (PPTX) - Amy Schleigh Hayes
Graduate Research Writing - Kathleen Hunter

ENG225 Nursing Research Presentation (PPTX) - Renita Krasnodebski and Robert Waks
Research Writing for Nursing - Robert Reis

ENG225 Nursing Research Tutorial (PPT) - Mark Ferguson
Research Writing for Nursing - Alicia Clark-Barnes

Research Guide for Nursing & Allied Health

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  • CINAHL with Full Text (Ebsco)
    Search nearly 3,000 journals in nursing and allied health. Contains full text for approximately 600 journals, though additional full text may be available in other databases.
  • MEDLINE/PubMed
    Search nearly 17 million records covering medical literature from 1948-Present. Limited full text. You may prefer to use MEDLINE via Ebsco, as it offers more full text.

Find Books

Books on nursing, health and medicine have call numbers in the 610-619 range. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other nursing books are on the upper floor, left side.

Other Relevant Databases

  • Science Direct
    Full text access to hundreds of scholarly nursing and medical journals.
  • Journals @ Ovid
    Full text access to 18 peer-reviewed journals covering nursing administration, nursing education, and nursing research. Also includes full text back issues for 50+ medical journals.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
    This subset of the ProQuest Research Library database includes journals that cover nursing, allied health, medicine, and pharmacology.
  • Google Scholar
    Google's Scholar search can be useful for identifying relevant articles, though the full text may not be readily available.
  • Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
    Contains disease overviews, drug overviews, assessments, diagnostics, interventions, care plans, video clips, and preparation material for NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exams. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection (Gale)
    Contains over 1,000 full text nursing and medical journals, over 6 million articles. Provided by the New Jersey State Library.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (Ebsco)
    Eighty full-text consumer magazines on medicine, food and nutrition, childcare and sports medicine. (Not peer-reviewed)
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Newspapers and trade magazines covering health and medical care, and the legal aspects of medicine.
  • Physical Education Index (ProQuest)
    Abstracts to sports medicine, health education and physical therapy journal articles.
  • PubMed Central
    Free digital archive to biomedical and life sciences research from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
  • BioMed Central
    198 peer-reviewed, open access journals in biomedical literature. Free registration required.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Over 1 million downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including nursing.

Reference Sites


Nursing Theory

Evidence-Based Nursing