Nursing Research Guide

Virtual Library Orientation

Articles and databases

Find articles on nursing

Highly recommended:

CINAHL Provides indexing for journals in nursing and allied health fields

Cochrane Library Provides systematic reviews in health care

MEDLINE Provides indexing for journals that cover medicine, physiology, and human biology

National Guideline Clearinghouse Provides summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

PLOS Medicine PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes open access, peer-reviewed journals such as PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, and PLOS Medicine

PsycINFO Provides citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and related disciplines

PubMed Provides citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books, which may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

SPORTDiscus Offers coverage in sports, fitness, and related disciplines

UpToDate Provides access to evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resources

Others to consider:

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Academic OneFile (Gale) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Google Scholar Link to Google Scholar through the library website to authenticate yourself as a CSUMB affiliate so that when you find an article citation in Google Scholar with a "Find Text @ CSUMB" link, you will be able to get to the full text of the article

Science Direct (Elsevier) Provides access to journals for scientific, technical, and medical research

SpringerLink Journals Provides access to journals that cover life science, medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics

Wiley Interscience Provides access to journals in a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

You can find items that an instructor has placed on course reserve through the library catalog.

The library also provides access to several hundred ebooks on nursing (CSUMB CSUMB username required for access).

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books from other libraries.

Selected reference sources

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research

Encyclopedia of Obesity

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: Health & Nutrition


Selected websites for nursing

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

California Board of Registered Nursing

California Nurses Association

California Nursing Students' Association

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Nursing World from the American Nurses Association

Nursing on the Net from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Citing your sources

APA style guide

APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF76.7 .P83 2010)

APA Style (APA's web site)

Using APA Format (Purdue U. Online Writing Lab)

Your librarian

Subject librarian for Wellness, and library liaison to the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.