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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.


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.

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.

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.


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 It contains both published journals and unpublished reports.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.

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.


AccessAnesthesiology is an integrated online resource that includes anesthesiology textbooks, images, videos, guidelines, procedures and other tools.

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.

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.

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 & Wellness Resource Center (including Alternative Health Module) 

A gateway of consumer health information including medical and professional literature in several formats.

Point of Care Resources

DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus™ is a leading evidence based point-of–care resource.


VisualDx is a web-based clinical decision support system designed to aid in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induce conditions, and other injuries.

Nursing Reference Center

Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is a point-of-care resource intended for nurses, nursing students, and nursing faculty.

Instruments and Surveys

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.

Test Preparation

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.