This guide provides an overview of nursing resources to support learning and research. Use the tabs at the left for a list of nursing databases, e-books, clinical resources, nursing standards and more. Learn how to find articles written by a nurse, choose a research topic, choose your keywords, find peer-reviewed articles, evaluate articles.  

Key Databases for Nursing Research

Welcome! For more options, try our comprehensive list of resources. Looking for a specific journal? Search by journal title in the E-Journals A to Z list. Need background information on your topic? Try the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. Looking for books? Try Scholar OneSearch. Use the filter options on the left to limit results to books or e-books.


Northeastern University Library provides access to UpToDate, the preeminent point-of-care tool. UpToDate is an evidence-based expert-authored resource which addresses specific clinical issues in the form of topic reviews. Topic reviews are written by physician experts who review and synthesize the existing literature into specific recommendations for diagnosis, management, and therapy.

Access to UpToDate requires registration with a Northeastern email address, as well as accessing via the links on the Library’s website, such as the A-Z Database list.