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Advanced Practice in Nursing Resource Guide

This guide provides links to resources relevant to advanced practice in nursing.  General links of interest are located on this page.  For specific links of interest, click on the tabs for Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nurse Executive.

Evidence-Based Nursing Resources


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PUC library has now upgraded the CINAHL with Full Text database to CINAHL PLUS with Full Text.  This upgrade includes expanded content and additional search features.  Explore this powerful tool for nursing research!  

Nursing Databases

Below are databases relevant to nursing research.  Click on the database name to be directed to the database.

Note that some databases only contain citations to articles, not the full-text and/or you may find citations and abstracts with no full-text link.  After locating a citation with no full-text, you can determine if full-text access is available in another database by entering the citation in our Citation Linker

    CINAHL contains full-text and many more abstracts for over 3,800 journals from 1981 to the present.
  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain evidence, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.
  • Cochrane Library Database Tutorial
  • Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center
    A consumer health resource that contains articles, consumer pamphlets, videos, and reference materials, with some publications available in Spanish.
  • Health Source: Consumer
    This consumer health information database provides access to several consumer health magazines and newsletters.
  • Health Source: Nursing
    Health Source Nursing contains full-text access to over 500 nursing publications and abstracts from an additional more than 800 publications
  • Joanna Briggs Institute
    Search for systematic reviews, best practice information sheets, recommended practices and more in the Joanna Briggs Institute database.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute Tutorial
  • Medline (EBSCO)
    Medline was created by the National Library of Medicine, and is a source to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Medline is not a source for full-text articles, but can be used to search and identify citations to located articles in other databases or in print.
  • Medline (OVID)
    Medline is a source of citations to biomedical literature. The Medline database can be searched in the OVID platform.
  • Nursing Resource Center
    Contains journal abstracts, sample nursing care plans, medical assessments, disease overviews and medical illustrations.
  • PsycInfo
    PsycINFO is a resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations and contains over 3 million citations. PsycInfo is not a source for full-text articles, but can be used to identify citations to locate in other databases or our print collection.
  • PsycArticles
    Contains over 150,000 Articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association.
  • PubMed
    PubMed provides access to MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s database containing citations and author abstracts from approximately 5,500 biomedical journals published in the United States and in other countries. Full-text articles are not contained in PubMed, but links to articles freely available on the web are provided. If an article is located in a library database, one can link directly to the article.
  • Sage Journals  
    The library subscribes to specific nursing journals in Sage that are not available in our other databases. To search only journals that are included in our subscription, select the "Advanced Search" from the Search tab near the top of the screen, and check the box to search "Sage Journals available to me."
  • Science Direct
    Full-text from many scholarly nursing journals.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Full-text from over 50 scholarly nursing journals.

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