RN Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

Databases

The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Research section of the website.

Articles not available in full-text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost)

CINAHL Complete is the definitive database for many types of sources in the field of nursing. This database contains not only journal articles but also care plans, book chapters, clinical trials, evidence-based practice care sheets, protocols and images.


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching CINAHL Complete.

Other EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCO has a collection of different databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching EBSCOhost.

Citation Tips for CINAHL Complete and other EBSCOhost Databases

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the page icon. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

ProQuest

ProQuest has three options:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching ProQuest Central.

Citation Tips for ProQuest

Look for the light blue tool bar below the search bar. Click the Citation Tools option at the top of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Ovid

Ovid is a scholarly collection of articles and books covering the field of nursing as well as allied health professions.

Ovid has four options:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Ovid.

Searching Tips for Ovid

  • BASIC SEARCH is used for searching a large topic. Use keywords or a statement. Limit the search to 4 or 5 Stars.
  • ADVANCED SEARCH is for more precise searches. Use only 1 database when using this option.
  • LIMITS:
  1. Use "original articles" to search for experimental or other in-depth analysis articles.
  2. Use "review articles" for a overview of a topic. Usually these documents have a summary of knowledge and progress of the topic.

Citations Tips for Ovid

After viewing the PDF, hit the back button. Then click the check box next to the number of your article. Click on “B Export” at the top tool bar of the results. Choose where you want to export the citation to, usually Microsoft Word. Select the citation style needed. Then hit Export Citations.

Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Gale

Gale has a collection of different databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Gale.

Citation Tips for Gale

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the Cite icon in the middle of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

More Databases

Image Quest is helpful when you are looking for a graphic to place in a presentation or research paper. This database also helps in citing the image.

Books

To access our online catalog click on Alexandria. Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library. Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Reserve and circulating books require a valid Trocaire ID to be checked out. Books not available in our collection can be obtained through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan.

Reserve Books

The library has many of the popular textbooks for the RN program. Listed below are a few titles.


*Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library with a valid Trocaire ID.

Newer Circulating Books*


*Circulating books may be check out for 28 days with a valid Trocaire ID.

eBooks from EBSCOhost and Ebook Central can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.


Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.


eBook titles owned by the library have a direct link in the catalog.

Streaming Video

Several Nursing related Streaming videos and clips are available at ProQuest Video Training Programs.


Streaming videos also have a direct link in the catalog.


You can also access the videos through:

  • Films on Demand
  • Kanopy Films from PBS, Nevco, Criterion Collection, BBC, Medcom and more. Click on "Subject", "Health", and then "Nursing" to access hundreds of nursing-related videos.

DVD

Several Nursing related DVDs are available in the Reserve collection or in Circulating collection of the library.

DVDs can be found in the catalog.

Websites for Nursing

AIDSinfo
This web site offers information on HIV/AIDS treatments, prevention and research from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- CDC
Public health and professional resources.

EthnoMed

Medical and cultural information for various immigrant populations.


Introduction to Evidence Based Practice Tutorial

A very informative tutorial with practice quizzes from Duke University Medical Center Library.


LearningNurse.Org

Provides an independent, free and safe resource for all levels of nurses to access, maintain and enhance their professional competence.


MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages

Selective health topics for consumers by language.


National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN)

Information regarding the NCLEX exams and other helpful information is presented here.


New York State Department of Health

Statistics, professional licensing and health information.


Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

Examines how these postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences.


RegisteredNursing.Org

An advocacy organization aimed to aid nurses and future nurses in their career with free resources.


U.S. National Library of Medicine

Access to MedlinePlus, TOXNET, MeSH and other health related information and databases.


Using Evidence Based Nursing in Practice

This website from UNC breaks down each aspect and provides a clear explanation of EBN.

Cindy Seitz, MLS

BSN, RN & LPN Subject Librarian
updated April 2018