The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of
nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses
in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing,
and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care
issues affecting nurses and the general public" (from the web site).
CINAHL provides indexing for journals about nursing and related fields. It offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisuals, book chapters and more.
The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
The 'Drugs' link on this site provides extensive information, such as the Drug Approvals list (for FDA approved drugs), the National Drug Code Directory, regulatory information, and extensive links to OTC and prescription drug information for health professionals and patients.
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Medicine is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
Health Reference Center Academic
provides full text access to nursing, allied health
and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters;
pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.
Provided by the Taubman Medical Library at the University of Michigan, this site offers resources in many different topics such as research, education programs, and nursing schools in U.S. and other countries.
Designed in an easy-to-read outline format, this guide covers a wide range of disorders and patient problems in all basic areas of nursing, including medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric.
"...the largest medical and bioscience information resource and reference site on the Internet, which provides access to medical and bioscience journals, associations, databases and other medical resources, with more than 35,000 active links."
Citations from approximately 4,800 worldwide journals with approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences and a concentration on biomedicine. The majority of the publications covered in MEDLINE are scholarly journals from 1966 to the present.
This version of Medline is integrated into the citation linking feature found in the Web of Knowledge database. It is far more sophisticated than the other Medline version offered by the library, and is recommended for advanced researchers.
A free resource produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.
Nursing Outlook provides innovative ideas for leaders in the nursing profession through peer-reviewed articles and timely reports. Each issue examines current issues and trends in nursing practice, education, and research, offering progressive solutions to the problems facing the profession.
The site of the American Nurses Association. It provides links to the free Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (a peer-reviewed electronic journal), state nursing associations, and American Nurses Foundation.
Annual reference provides Food and Drug Administration approved labeling for drugs as well as prescription information provided by manufacturers for grandfathered drugs and other drugs marketed without FDA approval.
The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
Provided by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO offers access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work. When you search PsycINFO, you are also searching the Proquest Psychology Journals database and the PsycARTICLE database.
A free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the
U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. PMC serves as a digital counterpart to the National Library of Medicine's extensive print journal collection. (Journals currently available in the archive)
Created by nurses for nurses and students, this site offers good
resource links, but the highlight is its "Careplan Corner," with
predefined nursing care plans. Users can copy, save, or print and
modify any of the plans.
Web of Science is the world's largest, high-quality interdisciplinary database back to 1965. All subject areas are covered, but the sciences are covered very well. WoS is easy to use, but it has many advanced features that make it an excellent tool for advanced researchers. See the Web of Science page for searching instructions.
You can search all these databases, or select only one.
Web of Science (Arts & Humanities Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Index)
BIOSIS (the leading biological sciences database)
Current Contents (current awareness database covering more than 7,000 journals)