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  • Nursing @ Ovid

    Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.  [Details]

  • CINAHL with Full Text

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  Print version: 1977-1981   [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  [Details]

  • EBSCOHost

    Offers Academic Search Complete, MasterFile Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and many more. Several databases may be searched at once. Full text articles are offered in both HTML and PDF format on thousands of titles.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   EBSCOhost - Creating an Advanced Search

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • Nursing Education in Video

    Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. This current release includes 355 videos.  [Details]

  • R2 Library

    Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. offers access to ebooks covering the subjects of Nursing, Medicine and Allied Health. Randall Library has purchased access to over 94 of the 150 titles in the R2 Library. There is also an A-Z Topic index and an A-Z Drug index in the database.  [Details]

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Family Health and  Natural Standard. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.  [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Family Health. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.  [Details]

  • NC Health Info

    Offers access to free web sites of local health services, providers, and programs serving residents of North Carolina.  [Details]

  • PsycARTICLES

    PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 100 journals.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • Nursing @ Ovid

    Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.  [Details]

  • CINAHL with Full Text

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    CINAHL with Full Text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) provides full text for the top nursing and allied health literature available and covers a wide range of topics including nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  Print version: 1977-1981   [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Science. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  [Details]

  • EBSCOHost

    Offers Academic Search Complete, MasterFile Complete, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and many more. Several databases may be searched at once. Full text articles are offered in both HTML and PDF format on thousands of titles.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   EBSCOhost - Creating an Advanced Search

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • Nursing Education in Video

    Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. This current release includes 355 videos.  [Details]

  • R2 Library

    Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. offers access to ebooks covering the subjects of Nursing, Medicine and Allied Health. Randall Library has purchased access to over 94 of the 150 titles in the R2 Library. There is also an A-Z Topic index and an A-Z Drug index in the database.  [Details]

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Family Health and  Natural Standard. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Includes full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias.  [Details]

  • Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Family Health. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Health Source Plus: Consumer Edition is a collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full text consumer health magazines. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 full text health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.  [Details]

  • NC Health Info

    Offers access to free web sites of local health services, providers, and programs serving residents of North Carolina.  [Details]

  • PsycARTICLES

    PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 100 journals.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • Academic Search Complete

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest Central. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, scholarly full-text database including peer-reviewed journals, full-text
    periodicals, reports, books, and much more. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. It includes over 13,690 indexed and abstracted journals and full-text for nearly 9,100 journals.  [Details]

  • ebrary

    This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.  [Details]

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

    Please contact Randall Library 962-3760 for user name and password information to access this resource.

    This collection of specially prepared animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration by world leading scientists, organized into comprehensive series, regularly updated and growing with over 1,000 talks is keeping researchers informed throughout the world.  [Details]

  • MasterFILE Complete

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ ProQuest CentralProQuest Newsstand, and InfoTrac Newsstand. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    This multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.  [Details]

  • Nursing Assessment in Video

    Nursing Assessment in Video is an online database that provides access to the assessment series of training videos from Medcom Trainex, provider of nursing education programs worldwide. Each title features leading industry experts providing hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step instructions in key assessment areas. All content was produced since 2012, so the collection delivers accurate, up-to-date information.  [Details]

  • Ovid Nursing Database

    Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.  [Details]

  • Pharmaceutical News Index

    Provides access to the latest information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. The database contains bibliographic information and indexing for 22 key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Family Health

    Includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines. Comparable to EBSCOhost Health Source: Consumer Edition.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete

    This database offers comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others. Provides in-depth coverage from over 1,500 publications with almost 1,300 available in full text and of these, over 900 include MEDLINE indexing. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Health Management

    This database is a collection of resources in the field of health administration. Topics include hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics and public health administration. Coverage includes over 800 key journals with more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • Science Reference Center

    Starting January 1, 2015 this database will be replaced by​ Science in Context, ProQuest Biology, ProQuest Science Journals, and AccessScience (McGrawHill). Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  [Details]

  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary

    Select the "Medical Dictionary" link once connected to Health Source Plus: Nursing/Academic Edition.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Starting June 30, 2015 this database will no longer be available. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]


Helpful Websites

The websites listed are suggestions to aid in your research. Randall Library is not responsible for the validity or relevance of content on the websites above, nor does it purposefully mean to mislead the researcher towards a specific topic, philosophy, or concept. 

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