Articles and Databases
Search databases to find articles in peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, reference sources, and other publications. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Articles from academic journals in nursing and allied health. Use this database to search for Evidence-Based Practice research. Also includes health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, and more.
MEDLINE with Full Text
Articles from academic journals in nursing, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Articles from academic journals in nursing and allied health, as well as other medical disciplines.
Proquest Health Management
Articles from academic journals in health administration, including topics of hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business, management, personnel, ethics, and economics.
Health Source - Consumer Edition
Articles from consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets, health reference books, and drug information written for consumers.
Gale Health Reference Center Academic
Articles from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and magazines in medicine, health, nursing and allied health and other health-related areas. Also find topical overviews from reference sources, and videos of medical procedures and live surgeries.
Proquest Research Library
Articles from academic journals, trade publications, and magazines across many subjects, including health and medicine.
Academic Search Complete
Articles from academic journals, newspapers, and magazines useful for many subjects. A great place to get started with research.
Nursing training videos.
Academic Video Online (AVON)
Educational films on a wide range of topics, including nursing, health, and medicine.
Search for nursing textbooks by course number via this list of textbooks on reserve. Also search by title in the Library's catalog. Request textbooks at the Circulation Desk. Use these books for up to two hours in the Library.
Call numbers are designated by course number, e.g. NUR 305.
- Circulating Books: Located on the Lower Level. Check out up to 10 books for 2 weeks at a time with your FSC ID
- Reference Books: Located on the First Floor. Must be used within the Library. Includes encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, test prep books, etc.
Search for ebooks via the "Books and eBooks" tab on the Library website. Search by topic, title, author, etc.
Also search Stat!Ref, a database of nursing ebooks.
Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.
More Library Resources
Models of bones and muscles are available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Use these materials for up to two hours in the Library.
Below is a select list of websites featuring authoritative Nursing and health related content.
Reliable and up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes directories, medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, extensive content on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
National Institute of Health (NIH) The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency. NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
TRIP Database (Turning Research into Practice)
Clinical search engine for high-quality research evidence. Includes a PICO search.
PubMed Central (PMC)
Free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles from the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.
Summaries of research studies and news articles in the fields of health and medicine. Content is contributed from leaders in health research around the world.
The Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository
An open-access digital academic and clinical scholarship service that freely collects, preserves, and disseminates full-text nursing research and evidence-based practice materials.
U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
Information from a panel of experts in primary care and prevention. Includes systematic reviews and recommendations in primary care and prevention, resources for educating health professionals, and tools for primary care providers. Also see list of topic guides to recommendations.
National Center for Health Statistics
National health statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
See below for basic guidelines and examples of APA citation style.
APA Style Quiz
Why you need to cite sources:
- Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
- The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
- Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
- Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.
In-text citations give credit to sources in the body of your paper. Use in-text citations when paraphrasing, directly quoting, or using ideas from sources.
- APA citation style uses the author-date method for in-text citations: Author(s)’ last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text.
- Names may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the date should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence.
- Include page numbers if you are directly quoting the material.
Citations in the Reference List must correspond to in-text citations; The word or
phrase you use in your in-text citations must be the first thing that appears on the
left-hand margin of the corresponding entry in the Reference List.
See APA Sample Title Page and Reference List
- Separate page labeled “References,” double-spaced, same margins as rest of paper.
- Indent the second and subsequent lines of citations by 0.5 inches to create a hanging indent.
- Alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
- Authors' names are inverted (last name, first initial).
- List all authors of a particular work for up to and including seven authors. If the work has more than seven authors, list the first six authors and then use ellipses (...) after the sixth author's name. After the ellipses, list the last author's name of the work.
Capitalization and Punctuation
- Capitalize only the first word of a title and subtitle and proper nouns (books, chapters, articles, web pages).
- Italicize titles of longer works such as books and journals.
- Do not italicize, underline, or put quotes around the titles of shorter works such as journal articles or essays in edited collections.
NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.
- Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format.
- NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
- When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.
For more details and examples of APA citation style, visit the following websites:
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Video: Refining Keywords in CINAHL - watch this video to learn about choosing and refining keywords for Nursing Research
Video: APA Citation Reference List and In-text