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Nursing research and practice integrates knowledge from multiple disciplines. Below are several relevant databases to help you get started with your search.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text 
    CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the leading English-language nursing database. CINAHL provides indexing for over 3,000 nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals.
  • PubMed
    The premier biomedical database. PubMed is the free web-based version of MEDLINE. PubMed provides international coverage of English-and foreign-language journals in the areas of medicine, nursing, allied health, and the basic life sciences.
  • Cochrane Library
    Provides Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials and other evidence-based medicine literature.
  • Nursing Reference Center
    Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is a point-of-care resource intended for nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
    JBI EBP Database contains a unique suite of information to help healthcare professionals with evidence-based practice, including systematic reviews, evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, and evidence-based recommended practices.
  • Nursing Education in Video 
    Nursing Education in Video is a collection of online videos for the education and training of nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare workers.
  • PsycINFO including PsycARTICLES 
    Provides citations to journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
  • Global Health 
    Global Health is a specialist international public health database for academics, researchers, public health practitioners, NGOs, policy makers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and students.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) 
    HaPI, features material on unpublished information-gathering tools for clinicians that are discussed in journal articles, such as questionnaires, interview schedules, tests, checklists, rating and other scales, coding schemes, and projective techniques.
  • Sociological Abstracts 
    Use to locate literature on sociology and related disciplines in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Contains information on the sociocultural aspects of illness and health.
  • Board Vitals
    Board Vitals is an exam preparation and review question bank for the NCLEX-RN nursing licensure exam. You must register for an account (using your MSU email address) to use.
  • AccessAnesthesiology 
    AccessAnesthesiology is an integrated online resource that includes anesthesiology textbooks, images, videos, guidelines, procedures and other tools.
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center (including Alternative Health Module) 
    A gateway of consumer health information including medical and professional literature in several formats.
  • ERIC 
    The major database of materials in all areas of education. It contains both published journals and unpublished reports. Useful in locating education-related literature for and about nurses and nursing.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 
    This database includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world.
  • Journal Citation Reports 
    Journal Citation Reports is available through ISI's Web of Knowledge. This is a resource tool for journal evaluation using citation data.