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NURS 6342 Scholarship in Nursing Library Guide: Databases

A guide to advanced search techniques & strategy for scholarly literature research.

Learn More About the Databases

Resources for Further Exploration

CINAHL Complete Help Guide

Medline Help Guide

Medline Database Description

PubMed Essentials 2020

There are Cochrane Help pages too, but they are pretty advanced. 

These resources provide a lot of specific information that is also transferable to Cochrane.

Routes to the Databases

3 Ways to Get to the Nursing Databases:

1) ⇒ Databases by Title ⇒ Database Name or Subject Search

2) ⇒ Research Guides by Subject ⇒ Nursing & Health Sci ⇒ Nursing (guide) ⇒ Databases

3) Guides by Subject ⇒ Nursing & Health Science Resource Guide ⇒ Databases

Survey of the Databases


CINAHL Complete COCHRANE Library PubMed Google Scholar
Knowledge Base Curated content - database selects journals to index          Curated content -              publishes its own SRs Curated content - database selects journals to index Un-curated content - scholarly web-based sources.
Subject Scope Nursing & Allied Health EBM Biomedicine No subject scope
Database Size 7.5 million records

     8348 Cochrane Reviews; 1,655,242 Clinical Trials

30 million-plus records N/A
Coverage 5,500-plus journals   5,200-plus journals N/A
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