RN Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

Databases

The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Resources 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.

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.

E-Journals

Below is a list of e-journals that can be accessed through our Library Catalog. Many have keyword searching, free access to articles, podcasts and videos.


Click on the titles below to access the journals directly:

Books

Click here to access our online catalog. 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.



Subject and Call Number locations that are useful in nursing research:

  • Human Anatomy: QM
  • Physiology: QP
  • Microbiology: QR
  • Medicine: R
  • Public Aspects of Medicine:RA
  • Pathology: RB
  • Internal Medicine: RC
  • Examination and Diagnosis: RC 71 - 78.7
  • Popular Medicine: RC 81 - 82
  • Neurology and psychiatry: RC 321 - 576
  • Geriatrics: RC 952 - 954
  • Surgery: RD
  • Surgical nursing: RD 99 - 99.35
  • Gynecology and obstetrics: RG
  • Maternal care: RG 940 - 991
  • Pediatrics: RJ
  • Pediatric nursing: RJ 245 - 247
  • Dermatology: RL
  • Pharmacology: RM
  • Pharmacy: RS
  • Nursing: RT

Reserve Books

The library has all the textbook titles for the RN program. Listed below are the titles owned by the library:


Several NCLEX books are available in the Reserve Collection.


*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 can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.


Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.

Streaming Video

Several Nursing related Streaming videos and clips are available at:



Some streaming videos also have a direct link in the library catalog.


You can also access the videos through:

DVD

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

DVDs can be found in the library 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.

Anatomy: Medline Plus

Here you will find links to descriptions and pictures of the human body's parts and organ systems from head to toe. Includes an overview, videos and tutorials and topics within anatomy. Medline Plus is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- CDC

Public health and professional resources.

EthnoMed

Medical and cultural information for various immigrant populations.


Health Videos: Medline Plus

Animated videos that show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


HONmedia (Health on the Net)

HON was founded to encourage the dissemination of quality health information for patients and professionals and the general public, and to facilitate access to the latest and most relevant medical data.


Innerbody

Provides quality information about health, wellness, and the science behind the human body. Topics include the human body, diseases & conditions, DNA testing, health careers, home health tests and nutrition & fitness.


Introduction to Evidence Based Practice Tutorial

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


Khan Academy: Health and Medicine

This course is no longer updated, but the information is still valid. Here you will find several videos, lessons and quizzes on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy, nervous system diseases, mental health and much more.


LearningNurse.Org

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


Medical Pronunciation

From the Merck Manual for Consumers, a pronunciation dictionary. Click on a letter or word and hear how to pronounce the term or phrase.


MedlinePlus: Health Information in Multiple Languages

Selective health topics for consumers by language.


MedNar

MedNar is a free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced federated search technology to return the most relevant results from over 40 authoritative medical collections. Using the Advance search option users can limit by collection, full-text, year of publication or range, author and title.


Medscape: Nurses

Medscape is a leading site for physicians and healthcare professionals. It offers the latest medical news, expert perspectives, essential point-of-care drug and disease information and relevant professional education.

The Nurse's section includes topics ranging from professional issues, critical care to mental and more.

You need to register to access information. Registration is free.


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.


PennMedicine Conditions Treated

A to Z list of conditions from PennMedicine (University of Pennsylvania).


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.


The Human Body

Site sponsored by Healthline, a consumer health information company. The maps cover the 11 body systems with information and 3-D interactive diagrams.


Understanding Cultural Diversity in Healthcare

Addresses concepts, cultures, case studies and the 4C's.


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.


Click here to link to the "Nursing Websites Guide". This guide covers many topics that nursing students will find very helpful.

Any questions, ask a librarian!

Cindy Seitz, MLS

BSN, RN & LPN Subject Librarian

Updated February 2021