Use the following databases to find articles about nursing and other healthcare topics. To access the databases, go the Union College Libraries health sciences database page and click on the database name.
If you are not logged in to your College account, you will be prompted to do so. Off-campus log-in has the following format:
All of the following databases are available from off-campus.
Alt HealthWatch-- Vendor description: This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
CINAHL Complete-- Vendor description: This is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. With CINAHL Complete users get fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets and quick lessons.
Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database -- Ferguson's Career Guidance Center database is a "go to" resource for information about careers. Learn all about what is required for work in most any field. Ferguson's offers live job postings.
To access Ferguson's:
Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive-- Vendor description: Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers, this database provides full text for nearly 400 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Nearly all full text titles included in Nursing & Allied Health: Comprehensive Edition are indexed in CINAHL.
OvidSP Nursing: Community College Basic Journal Collection-- provides full-text access to American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing Critical Care, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, other nursing and related journals.
Nursing and Allied Health Premium-- Vendor description: a user-friendly, multi-format database for nursing research, clinical skills development, and curriculum support...that... delivers a diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources.
Use these three short video tutorials to learn how to access and conduct a search in the CINAHL Complete database.
Medline, PubMed, PMC (PubMed Central): How Are They Different-- this page explains the distinctions between the three U.S. National Library of Medicine resources.
Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice: a Training Course-- this learning tool was "...created to help clinicians including nurses and allied health professionals develop a clinical question using the PICO framework and efficiently find relevant biomedical literature using PubMed. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. This tutorial replaces the NLM PubMed for Nurses tutorial."
Nursing: Research and Reviews-- this journal's publisher, describes this resource as, "...an international, peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing original research, reviews, editorials and commentaries on all aspects of nursing and patient care....
Specific topics include:
Retraction Watch -- Be aware, be informed. Minor mistakes such as typos or wrong addresses can happen in scholarly literature. These can be corrected by issuing an erratum notice to point out the errors. But sometimes, an entire article has to be recalled because the mistakes are serious. This act of recalling the article is called retraction, and it's not often well publicized, even though consequences of flawed research can be devastating. Here's a blog that serves as a "...an informal repository for the retractions" found by the blog's two author's (Adam Marcus, and Ivan Oransky).
Google Scholar can help you locate scholarly literature within the Union College Libraries print and electronic resources.
Google Scholar settings-- type in Union College to link to our Library resources. (Note: you may still see it listed as Union County College.)
Once you link your settings to Union College, if you are not already logged in to your College account, you will be prompted to authenticate with the following format: