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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 www.mchenry.edu/myMCC. Click on Password Reset/Find Username.
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.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
from Library Journal: "The National Library of Medicine hosts this comprehensive health database, updated daily. It may be topic or keyword searched for fact sheets, journal articles, tutorials, and videos. Many items are available in Spanish. Includes links to current clinical trials."
Reading Scientific Articles
Health & Nursing Databases
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Large database of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers, many in full-text, on a variety of topics.
CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
Comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals
Nursing Reference Center Plus
Evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses.
Health Source Nursing (EBSCO)
Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines
Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Contains little full-text.
OT Search is not a full-text database. Use it to identify sources in the field of occupational therapy. Use the Journal List from the library web page or ask a librarian to assist in determining the full-text availablity of the document.
Large database of articles in journals, magazines and newspapers on many subjects.
Definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology
Comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals back to 1948
Peterson’s Test and Career Prep,
Includes NCLEX exam review books and practice tests.
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:
Selecting and Using Keywords Video (3:50)
Quick Tips and Shortcuts for Database Searching (video 5:19)
Denzel Washington Venn Diagram