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Nursing: Getting Started

A guide to online and print resources in nursing & nurse anesthesia.

Fall Citation Management Workshops! Register now!

Citation management tools allow you to:
       Import your citations from databases, Google Scholar, websites
       Organize your citations using folders and tags
       Autoformat bibliographies and in-text citations and insert into your papers using hundreds of different citation styles.
Schedule & register for Fall 2018 RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero workshops to make it easier to create your bibliography and keep track of your references.

Articles in journals:  search CINAHL Complete, the most comprehensive database for articles covering all aspects of nursing, including articles written by nurses.
Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder
Books & e-books: search in Scholar OneSearch
Encyclopedia articles: search Encyclopedia of Nursing Research

Key Databases

Featured Resources

 Mobile versions available for AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy. 


Features over 100 core medical e-books, videos by system & category, interactive review questions, clinical calculators, drug information, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform and the ability to download content to a mobile device.
  Books: including the latest edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
   Quick Reference Tools

  • Practice Guidelines
  • Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment: evidence-based outlines of conditions/disorders most often encountered
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Differential Diagnostic Tool:  Diagnosaurus
  • 2Minute Medicine: daily access to high-impact reports on the latest medical studies. Curated & written by practicing physicians and health professionals
  • English-Spanish Dictionary; calculator

   Drug Monographs
Dosing, indications, adverse reactions for 1,000+ generic & brand name drugs. Customizable, printable patient handouts

  • Videos by category, system
  • Essential Radiology
  • Patient Safety Modules
  • Female Reproductive System Module
  • Pharmacology Lectures

   A selection of cases from across the Case Files series.

  • Case Files in Basic Science & Clinical Medicine
  • Family Medicine Board Review
  • Resident Readiness: Internal Medicine
  • Acid-Base Disturbances

   Study Tools
Generate multiple choice quizzes from the e-book collection in AccessMedicine.

  • Review Questions
  • Flashcards
  • Play Showdown!


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Sandy Dunphy
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Browzine -- access 100+ high quality training videos in psychotherapy.  Watch master psychotherapists in action and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions.
Browse videos by:

  • Approach
  • Therapeutic issue
  • Expert
  • Population
    Transcripts are available for many videos, and are searchable and downloadable; subtitles are available for many videos; many videos come with downloadable instructor's manuals.
    NOTE: videos can be viewed on personal computers (Windows or Mac). Videos can be viewed on IPADs but the functionality of the video platform are not all fully supported. Videos cannot be viewed on non-OS mobile devices. The quality of the video is dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5
View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.