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Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Research Guide: Finding Articles & More

A research guide for nursing and allied health sciences

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at Click on Password Reset/Find Username.

Looking for UpToDate?

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CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

If you have been searching with UpToDate, you should now use CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO). You can search several databases simultaneously when you build an advanced search using the EBSCO suite of databases. Here is a helpful link for searching CINAHL using MeSH. Ask a librarian if you need help.

General Nursing Research

The search box below will search the CINAHL and HealthSource/Nursing databases. When searching in our databases, make sure to combine your key terms with Boolean AND (to include all the terms) or Boolean OR (for related terms). Check out the video offerings on this page for a quick tutorial on Boolean operators, database searching and reading scientific articles.

Other useful databases in this subject area are listed on the right.

Research Databases
Limit Your Results

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 

Health & Nursing Databases

Entering Keywords into a Database (video 4:41)

Search terms for Evidence-Based Practice


Evidence-based Nursing                 (EBN)

Evidence-based Practice                 (EBP)

Nursing Research                            (NR)

Randomized controlled practice      (RCT)

Quality Improvement                       (QI)


Suggested Database Search Terms: 

Systematic reviews

Clinical studies

Literature reviews

Meta-analysis (meta-analyses)

Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)

keyword with magnifying glass over research

Joshua Vossler's video "Selecting and Using Keywords"

Research Tip: If you were researching the topic "videogame violence" as discussed in the video above, you could also use a great and reliable site such as this:  (Video Game Industry: Statistics & Facts | Statista)

Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)

Print Journals

Denzel Washington Venn Diagram