Health Sciences and Nursing Databases

Top recommended databases
  • CINAHL & MEDLINE Simultaneous Search
    Search two of the best health and nursing databases simultaneously! This will allow a more efficient search of the body of medical literature without duplication. For full descriptions of these databases please see below.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health journals. CINAHL provides indexing for more than 1,400 journal titles and full text access to over 760. Coverage dates back to 1982.

  • MEDLINE with Full Text
    This database provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more with full text content available for over 1450 titles and indexing  dating back to the 1950's. It is a necessary resource to search when doing research in any of the health sciences.

  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    This database is all full text containing the Cochrane Systematic Reviews, which are considered the highest level of evidence. This resource is a must search for health topics.

  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
    DARE contains full text systematic reviews on topics for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist. These are very high levels of evidence. This resource is a must search for health topics.

  • PubMed
    PubMed is comprised of more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. It is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubMed is available via the NCBI Entrez retrieval system. Full text linkout available via My NCBI. (Visit our PubMed Help page for setup details)

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Science)
    This resource provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in approximately 8,060 of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 173 disciplines. It offers bibliographic citations and cited references and is useful as a citation analysis tool. This database does contain full text.

  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
    HaPI is a database that provides access to information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences. The full-text of the intruments are not included, but it is an excellent tool to discover, compare and locate instruments for research.

  • Nursing & Allied Health Source
    This database provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This resource contains over 700 full text titles.

  • Health Sciences: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    Published by SAGE and participating societies this resource includes the full text of 25 journals published encompassing over 7,000 articles in the nursing discipline.

  • Health & Medical Complete
    This is a collection of clinical research titles combined with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles.

  • Ovid Nursing Journals Full Text
    This is a collection of full text nursing journals. They range in scope from general nursing to specializations, such as emergency and dermatology nursing. All titles are indexed in CINAHL.

  • Health Technology Assessments
    This full text database provides details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database
    This resource provides full text economic evaluations on the cost-benefit analysis of two or more different medical treatments including drugs, treatments and procedures.

  • Evidence-Based Resources from the Joanna Briggs Institute
    These resources include Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets. This database is full text.

  • Annual Reviews
    This collection offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Annual Reviews volumes are published each year for 40 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics.

  • Science Direct
    This is a collection of full text journals with content in the sciences including medicine, nursing and allied health.

  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
    Includes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE or other bibliographic databases. This index of controlled trials and other healthcare interventions serves as the best available resource for those preparing and maintaining systematic reviews or searching for trials.

  • Cochrane Methodology Register
    The register indexes studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions. This database includes journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts and reports of ongoing methodological research.

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