Nursing Resources

Content by Laurie MacKellar 



  • Library Book Catalog - use this catalog to find out what print books we have on our shelves. You need a library card in order to check out books.
  • EBSCO eBook collection - searchable database of electronic books. Over 40,000 books covering most topics. Log in to the proxy server to log in if you are searching off campus.


Online Journal Databases


  • MedLine - National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings.) Indexing only. 
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) - the most comprehensive database for nursing and allied health resources. Uses MeSH headings. Indexing only.
  • CINAHL with Full-text - Less comprehensive than the regular CINAHL but contains many full-text articles.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - contains nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names


  • Health Reference Center - almost 10 million articles from nursing and allied health journals. Not all articles are full-text

NOTE: Links to EBSCO and Gale are available on the Library home page. Off-campus users should login to the proxy server using their KCTCS user IDs and passwords.

Print Journals in the ECTC Library

  • American Journal of Nursing  - Bound Issues: 1929; 1932; 1935; 1962 ‐ 1990; Issues: Jan 1991 – Current; Microfilm: Jan 1992 ‐ Current
  • JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association (cancelled) - Issues: Jan 1991 – Aug 1993; Jan 1996 ‐ Feb 2016 
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care (cancelled)- Issues: Jan 1991 – Dec 05; Jan 07 – Current; Microfilm: 1992 ‐ Jan/Feb 2016 
  • Journal of Allied Health  - Issues: Spring 2009 ‐ Current
  • Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing  - Issues: Jan 1991 ‐ Current
  • Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services  - Issues: Jan 91 ‐ Current; Microfilm: Jan 92 – 2009
  • MCN: American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing  - Issues: Jan 1996 – Current  
  • Nursing - Issues: Jan 1991 – Current; Microfilm: 1982 – Current
  • Nursing Made Incredibly Easy - Issues: Jan 2007 – Current

Public Databases

  • Cochrane Library - Includes the Cochrane Library Database of Systematic Reviews which contains nearly 6000 full text systematic reviews; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, which contains over 600,000 summaries of RCTs; and DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects. May be searched by keyword or MeSH heading, or browsed by Topic, New Reviews, Updated Reviews
  • Center for Reviews and Dissemination. University of York. Searchable database. Abstracts only.
  • MeSH Browser (click on Online Searching of MeSH Vocabulary to pull up the search engine) - a very useful search engine that identifies Medical Subject Headings and provides detailed information about usage and appropriate subheadings
  • PubMed Central. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Searchable database of articles from biomedical and life sciences journals. Many articles full-text. Keyword or MeSH heading
  • PubMed Clinical Queries - specialized database for clinicians - allows searches for systematic reviews and searches by clinical study type.
  • PubMed Online Tutorials - tutorials in searching PubMed and accessing its documents

*NOTE: If you need the complete text of an article for which only summaries are available in the above databases, you may use Interlibrary Loan to obtain the complete articles.

Evidence-based Practice




Films On Demand - includes educational films pertaining to medicine and nursing. Click on Subjects and then click on Health and Medicine

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