Nursing

Research is the process of discovery, and in this sense it is a creative act. It is guided by questions, shaped by evidence, and concludes with the sharing of one’s findings.

Core Resources

  • Ageline
    Provides access to literature on gerontology and aging in the health sciences, psychology, sociology, social work, economics and public policy.

  • Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS
    A complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals internationally. This database provides users with easy access to the latest information in virtually every life science discipline. Fitchburg State Coverage is 1955 to the present and most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author. It is produced by Thomson Scientific.

  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
    Full text journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study.

  • CINAHL Complete
    Comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1300 journals indexed in CINAHL.

  • Cochrane Collection Plus
    Collection of health care data for providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating in medical professions.

  • FORENSICnetBASE/LawENFORCEMENTnetBASE
    Forensic science and criminal justice references. Includes techniques in forensic analysis and case studies.

  • Health And Wellness Resource Center
    A great resource to begin your research into health issues, this database provides access to full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works and multimedia tools to provide medical information. Now includes Alternative Health.

  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Full text of nursing and allied health journals.

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

  • MEDLINE
    Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

  • Nursing Resource Center
    Find articles, drug, and disease information.

  • Pharmaceutical News Index
    Healthcare research, development and regulatory issues

  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
    Journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration.

  • ProQuest Health Management
    Articles pertaining to the business side of hospitals and healthcare. Find non-clinical information covering all aspects of health administration, including public health and safety, hospitals, finance, personnel management, insurance, population studies, labor relations and law.

  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
    Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing, allied health, and related publications. Includes reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.

  • ProQuest Psychology Journals
    Full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research.

  • PsycARTICLES
    Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Full text coverage on topics: emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

  • PsycINFO
    Citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s.

  • PubMedCentral
    The National Library of Medicine's digital archive of life sciences journal literature.

Supplemental Resources

  • Academic OneFile
    Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in many subjects.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic multi-disciplinary database; full text articles in all fields.

  • BioMed Central
    Contains over 220 relevant full text journals in Biology, Medicine and Technology.

  • Credo Reference
    An easy-to-use database providing dictionary and encyclopedia entries on subjects in all academic disciplines; a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Access to full text, abstracting and indexing of over 270 core journals covering research areas in international criminal justice and criminology such as criminal law, corrections, policing & investigation and forensic science.

  • Ebook Central (Proquest)
    A collection of E-Books. You can either search or browse by subject.
    Note: Formerly known as eBrary E-Books

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    This is a multi-disciplinary collection which allows you to search and view the full text of its eBooks. Read an eBook instantly with your web based reader or download eBooks to your portable device.

  • Films on Demand
    Access to over 6,000 streaming videos, including documentaries relevant for multiple disciplines.

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Authoritative information on health-related questions

  • JSTOR
    An advanced, multidisciplinary database featuring secondary resources in history, scholarly articles and other resources spanning the humanities and sciences.

  • Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile
    Community-level data to assess health needs, monitor health status indicators, and evaluate health programs.

  • Medlineplus Health Information
    Authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

  • ProQuest Biological Science Collection
    Full text access to many biology journals.

  • ProQuest Biology Database
    Access to a wide range of biology topics. The database includes over 285 titles, with more than 250 available in full text.

  • ProQuest Criminal Justice
    A comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

  • ProQuest Family Health
    Articles from popular health magazines and journals

  • ProQuest Research Library
    Cross-discipline research articles

  • SpringerOpen
    Covers range of fully open access full text journals, which cover all disciplines within science, technology, and medicine .