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Nursing Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Judy Xiao
Email:judy.xiao@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4140

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Job & Career Resources
Citation Tools
Consumer Health
Evidence Based Nursing Resources
Health Data Sources
Plagiarism and Writing Resources
Transcultural Nursing Resources


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

CINAHL Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for over 600 journals indexed in CINAHL, as well as full text for over 200 books/monographs, and evidence-based care sheets. CINAHL includes citations from over 2500 journals.


Cochrane Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane reviews represent the highest level of evidence on which to base clinical treatment decisions. In addition to Cochrane reviews, the Cochrane Library provides other sources of reliable information, from other systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials - all the current evidence in one single environment.


Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides descriptions and reviews of behavioral measurement instruments used in health assessment, psychosocial evaluation, and behavior studies, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, coding schemes, rating scales, checklists, indexes, and tests.


Health Reference Center Academic Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems and numerous medical reference books as well as full text of nursing and allied health journals.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Health Source, the Nursing/Academic Edition, provides full text articles from over 600 journals, including over 170 nursing journals. Full-text information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, and nutritional supplements from Clinical Pharmacology is also provided.


LWW Nursing Book Collection Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Over 300 full text ebooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) covering all aspects of nursing including surgery, administration, pediatrics, diagnosis, palliative care, and more.


MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, is available through the EBSCOhost online system, which has links to some FULL TEXT articles. Over 3,500 journals cover clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing and many other topics. Citations are from Index Medicus, the International Nursing Index, and the Index to Dental Literature.


Nursing Resource Center Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Designed for nursing students, this resource brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal articles, and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams. Information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.


SAGE Premier Full Text Collections Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Nearly 600 full text journals from SAGE Publications in all areas. Select "Health Sciences" from a list of disciplines to search. You may also browse journals by discipline or search across all titles. Journals include Clinical Nursing Research, Journal of Transcultural Nursing , and Nursing Science Quarterly, covering oncology, nutrition, surgery, and nursing, etc.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, nursing, medicine, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. There are over 270 titles related to the nursing discipline.


Biological Abstracts Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of journal articles in the life sciences, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology.


BIOSIS Previews Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts to journal articles in all areas of the life sciences, including agriculture, biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, and zoology.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science provides citations to papers and proceedings of science conferences from 1990 to present.


eHRAF World Cultures Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text database offering information on different cultures and ethnic groups from around the world. Covers all aspects of cultural and social life such as beliefs, cultural practices, political structure, and settlement patterns. Each cultural profile consists of a "cultural summary" and a list of relevant full text sources. Users can search by keyword or browse by subject, region, or culture. Very useful for comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture. User Guide.


Science Citation Index Expanded Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychiatry, and zoology.


ScienceDirect Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The world's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. The database has over 200 titles in nursing and health professions. Journals include The Lancet, Nurse Education Today, Nurse Education in Practice, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Journal of Medicine.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+ to find books and other materials related to health and nursing at the College of Staten Island and CUNY.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search WORLDCAT to find books and other materials not in CUNY+. WORLDCAT includes over 40,000,000 records of any type of material cataloged by thousands of OCLC member libraries.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Nursing and Allied Health Journals Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Nursing and allied health journals are available in print and online from the CSI Library. Listed here are journals in health and biological sciences, inluding nursing, medicine, public health and psychiatry, etc. Click on a subject heading to see all the journals in that subject area.


Resources for finding career information and/or job listings in your field.

Health Careers Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Guide to Health Careers, Degrees, Schools and Job Search Resources


Occupational Outlook Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Career information handbook describing the activities, working conditions, educational requirements, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: HF5382.5.U5O3].


Citation tools allow you to collect and store citations for books and articles found in library catalogs and databases.

RefWorks Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Web-based bibliographic citation manager that allows researchers to create their own personal database of research references by importing records from library catalogs and online databases. Researchers can organize, store, and access their references from their online RefWorks account as well as automatically generate formatted citations and bibliographies in any style. For the college login information, contact the Library Reference Desk (718.982.4010) or Naomi Gold (718.982.4097). RefWorks Tutorial


Extensive information from trusted sources on diseases and conditions, and drugs. Also available are online medical encyclopedia, dictionaries and interactive patient tutorials. All the resources listed below are free Internet resources.

MedlinePlus (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
MedlinePlus, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides free Internet access to extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions. It also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles.


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about diagnosing and treating medical disorders for physicians and medical professionals. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RM127.M4].


UpToDate (Patient Version) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
UpToDate (patient version) is a free web-based research tool that helps patients learn more about their medical conditions. They can better understand their treatment options and have a improved dialogue with their health care provider.


The systematic review or meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and evidence based practice guidelines are considered to be the strongest level of evidence on which to guide practice decisions. The following are resources and search strategies for finding systematic reviews and evidence based practice guidelines.

CINAHL Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature contains citations to systematic reviews in the journal literature. To find them, search CINAHL for the disease state. Apply the appropriate subheadings to narrow the search. CINAHL Therapy Subheadings: Diet therapy; Drug therapy; Nursing; Radiotherapy; Rehabilitation; Surgery; Therapy. Limit results to Evidence-Based Practice and English. If this yields no articles, try the following limits for Publication Type: Clinical Interventions; Clinical Trial; Nursing Interventions; Protocol; Research; Tables/Charts


Cochrane Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world?s best medical research studies, and are recognized as the gold standard in evidence-based health care. DARE complements Cochrane reviews by offering a selection of quality assessed reviews in those subjects where there is currently no Cochrane review.


Evidence Syntheses and Systematic Evidence Reviews Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This resource is from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
To find systematic reviews in MEDLINE via EBSCO, do a subject search. Limit the search to English, Humans and EBM Reviews. In some cases, there will be no results after limiting to ebm reviews. If this happens, go back and limit your search by Publication Type: Clinical Trial; Evaluation Studies; Meta-Analysis; Multicenter Study; Validation Studies.


National Guideline Clearinghouse Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
NGC offers free access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



MedlinePlus: Health Statistics (free resource) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Health statistics page of the MedlinePlus Web site provides links to latest news in health statistics, statistics for specific conditions and different age groups, as well as statistical agencies and organizations.


National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This site is a rich source of information about America's health. As the nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of American people. The site features information about the National Center for Health Statistics, summaries of their publications from 1994-present, news releases, and catalogs of publications and electronic products.


New York State Dept. of Health: Health Care Data for Researchers Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Lists most current New York State statistics for AIDS, ambulatory surgery, cancer, communicable diseases, county health indicator profiles, diabetes, environmental and occupational health, heart disease, health care reform and managed care, hospital discharges, injury facts, information for state health policy, public health data set, and vital statistics.



APA Style and Plagiarism Prevention Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This resource page is developed to help students understand what constitutes plagiarism, and learn how to avoid it by citing sources properly using APA style.



Transcultural Nursing Resources Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This transcultural nursing resources page is to help students with cultural and transcultual nursing research. It contains links to print and online resources, including encyclopedia, databases, books, and Websites. Strategy for locating journal articles using subject terms is also provided.


Last Modified: Feb 21 2012 2:54PM