LPN Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

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 other journal article databases in the field of nursing:


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.
  • Ovid is a scholarly collection of articles and books covering the field of nursing as well as allied health professions. Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Ovid.

Books

Access our library catalog to find books available in our collection. 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 LPN program. Listed below are a few titles.



*Other titles available, check with a librarian.

*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.

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

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: A-Z Index

The A-Z index is a navigational and informational tool to make the CDC.gov website easier to use. It covers topics that are popular, frequently requested and critically important.


Center for Disease Control & Prevention: Diseases & Conditions Index

A subset of the A-Z index that covers the large, popular category.


LearningNurse.org

An informal learning, continuing education and professional development site for the nursing student and educator. Has quizzes and games for the student.


Lippincott's Nursing Center

Clinical and professional topics in nursing, blog posts and media.


Mayo Clinic- Health Information

Diseases, test and drug information from the Mayo Clinic.


National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

The NALPN is the professional organization for licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses and practical/vocational nursing students in the United States. The mission of the NALPN is "to foster high standards of nursing care and promote continued competence through education/certification and lifelong learning, with a focus on public protection".


Practical Nursing.org

The ultimate guide to everything you need to know about starting your career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.


U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Cindy Seitz, MLS

BSN, RN & LPN Subject Librarian
updated April 2018