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Nursing: Resources for Nursing

About This Guide

These MEDICAL resources are appropriate for Nursing assignments. Find journal articles in databases, watch streaming videos, use books on the shelf and online, and check out some credible web resources, including PubMed. Improve your search when you use Medical Search Terms.

Go to "Get help" for info on contacting the library, AMA citation styles, and finding credible and reputable websites. "Related research guides" will take you the guide for health sciences: it opens in a new tab.

American Journal of Nursing

Find journal articles

These library subscription databases contain academic and professional journals.

Streaming video collections

Books on the shelf and online

Books on the shelves

Browse the R section for medical books and the Q section for science books.  Or use "Pioneer Search - In the Library" to search for books by title or subject.

Books online

The library provides access to books online through our subscription resources.

PubMed and more

These are credible and reputable resources available on the web. Full-text access may NOT be available for all resources.

Medical Search Terms

Professional language is very important when searching for articles and books on medical topics. Use medical terminology for your search terms. Improve your search by using MeSH.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

MeSH is a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences; it serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching. Created and updated by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), it is used by the MEDLINE/PubMed article database and by NLM's catalog of book holdings.

Search the MeSH vocabulary to find the correct medical terminology for your topic or topics before you begin your search in a database. Many medical and health sciences databases include a MeSH thesaurus or index or you can search the official MeSH site below.