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Nursing Resource Guide: Databases

How to set up Google Scholar

Interlibrary Loan

Need an article? Use Interlibrary Loan! It's a free service for Shepherd University faculty, staff, students and Scarborough Society members


(Usually delivered electronically within three days. Check your email daily (including your 'junk' mail)).

         Fill in the Article Request Form

If the article does not arrive within 7 days or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Weber at or 304-876-5691.

Non Nursing Databases

Why use non-nursing databases?

The field of Nursing is a very interdisciplinary one.  For example, disciplines such as Education, Sociology, and Communications often overlap with areas of Nursing.  Depending on your choice of topic, your search results will be enhanced by including one or more relevant subject databases.



  • PubMed Tutorial

Learn how to search PubMed.  PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.


  • CINAHL Tutorials Online 

CINAHL is the Nursing Database.  EBSCO's CINAHL Support Center provides varied tutorials to enhance your searching of this major database. 

Basic Searching Tutorial

Advanced Searching Tutorial


  • The Cochrane Library

Download the user guide. The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, the Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.


  • OvidSP Tutorial

The MEDLINE and Health & Psychosocial Instruments databases are available through the OvidSP interface. Learn how to search these databases effectively through online tutorials and webinars.


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