Databases search thousands of journals, magazines, and/ or newspapers all at once. These are the most useful in the field of Nursing, but Murray State has many others that may prove helpful on the Database A-Z list. The Database A-Z list is an alphabetical listing of all the electronic databases at the library. If the PDF or HTML link isn't provided under the result, click on the yellow "Find it @ MSU" button in order to get the article electronically full text via a different database; find the physical copy of the article in the library via Search; or, if the those methods aren't available, request via interlibrary loan.
World's most comprehensive source of full text articles for nursing & allied health, providing full text for 580 journals, and indexing for an additional 2000 professional publications. Coverage from 1980-present.
PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Access to multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 research journals. Includes access to Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Most content from 1900-present, although specific databases include earlier information.
Google's index of professional publications. Recommended highly as an adjunct to library resources, and for research needs after graduation, in a work environment. Especially strong in the sciences & technology. NOTE: ON CAMPUS USE will include and access to MSU copies of the articles.
Provides indexing and abstracts for over one million articles in 1,700 journals from over 50 countries. This database, provided by the American Psychological Association, also includes abstracts for dissertations, books and book chapters ranging in date from 1887 to the present.
Contains details of systematic reviews that evaluate the effects of healthcare interventions and the delivery and organisation of health services. Also contains reviews of the wider determinants of health such as housing, transport, and social care.
A full-text scientific database offering articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and book chapters from more than 10,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
Provides bibliographic records covering essential areas related to social gerontology, including the psychology of aging, elder abuse, society and the elderly, and other key areas of relevance to the discipline. Coverage from 1990-present.
The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database. Indexes newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals in all disciplines. Contains a significant amount of full-text. Content available from 1915-present.
The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Information on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, herbal remedies and alternative or complementary treatments, etc.
Included are links to diet, cancer and health assessment sites as well as government databases
Remember: Databases don’t answer questions like Google. Use keywords, including synonyms.
Skip extraneous words: the, an, and, what, is, etc.
Use quotation marks to identify compound subjects "objective c"
The asterisk * is a truncation tool that allows you to search for multiple versions of the same word in many library databases. Searching comput* will get computer, computers, computing or computation.
Use Boolean Operators to combine search terms. PHP OR Hypertext Preprocessor.
Use Subject searches in library databases to find more relevant articles:
programming languages OR computer program language as a SUBJECT
visual programming OR visual programming language as a SUBJECT
software engineering OR computer programming as a SUBJECT
Limit by date (last 5 years) in library databases and Google.
Be prepared to use Interlibrary Loan to request resources that aren't available full-text online.