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Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL)

The most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature; its other indexes include health care books, conference proceedings, standards of professional practice, and audiovisual material.

Exerpta Medica (EMBASE)

Major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing more than 3,500 international journals in the following fields: drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering/instrumentation.


Contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research.


The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries.

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The major resource for locating U.S. government–sponsored research reports and studies in the physical sciences, technology, engineering, the biological sciences, medicine and the health sciences, agriculture, and the social sciences.


Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

Science Direct

Encompasses scientific, technical, and medical peer-reviewed journals. Subject coverage includes the biological sciences, business management and accounting, computer science, the earth and planetary sciences, engineering and technology, environmental science, materials science, mathematics, medicine, physics and astronomy, psychology, and social science.


Coverage includes the life and health sciences; the social sciences; psychology; economics; the biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences; and the general sciences.

Web of Science

Searches 9,200 journals in more than 45 different languages across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.


Indexes books, conference proceedings, government reports, dissertations and theses, and even online-accessible publications in all scientific, social science, and arts and humanities disciplines.

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