Nursing & Allied Health Resources

Databases

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text: Scholarly nursing and allied health database in a new interface.

    • Search using keyword smart searching, by publication, or with improved guided subject searching using standardized medical terminology.
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "diabetes and children" will return results with both terms, "diabetes or blood sugar" will return results with either term, and "diabetes not children" will get rid of anything about children.
    • New "Narrow Results By" tabs to improve searching capabilities and provided targeted results.

Consumer Health Complete: a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

    • Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
    • Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to  complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Credo Reference: A full-text electronic reference database. Choose "Find a Book" and then "Subject- Medicine" for full-text reference works including hundreds of illustrations and images. A great place to start!

PubMed: Accessible on the web. An extremely comprehensive citation database; no full-text. Any articles found here can be ordered using the interlibrary loan form.

Books

Use theAVALON and Mobius catalogs

Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair. Items fromAVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.

Specific medical terms will not return many results, so try to use broader terms.

Websites

National Center for Health Statistics

American Medical Association

American Nursing Association