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RNSG 1327: Transition to Professional Nursing: Articles/Databases

Provides information on finding nursing resources.

Searching for Articles

When you are ready to search for journal articles , go to the following library webpage:

  1. Click on "Online Databases" (An online database is a collection of magazines journals, and newspapers that have been placed on the computer.)
  2. The databases are divided up by subject.  Choose the subject closest to your topic.
  3. Try these subjects for your topic: Health and Medicine.
  4. Choose a database under one of these subjects.
  5. Select the database you would like to use by clicking on the title. (You will be asked to enter myepcc login and password.)
  6. Enter your keywords in the search box and click search.
  7. Checkmark the Full Text box (limits to articles with full text article attached.)
  8. Find the article you want to read and click on the title.
  9. To read the article, click on pdf or html full-text link provided.
  10. You can e-mail, print, or save the article.
  11. Most databases also have a place to click to get the article citation in APA format.

Health and Medicine Databases

Online Nursing and Allied Health Journals

Provides access to online individual health journal subscriptions available at EPCC including JOGNN, Nursing for Women's Health, and Neonatal Network.

Ovid Nursing Community College Extended Journal Collection    -- [ Full Text | Wolters Kluwer] 

This database contains 42 active journal titles with Full Text to the present on all titles. For this database, you will click on "Your Journals@Ovid."  This will provide you access to the journals that EPCC subscribes to.  If you don't click on this link, you will see something that says to pay for an article.  Do not pay for articles.  Just go back and click on the "Your Journals@Ovid" link.  This database is very plain. Just make sure that the articles you are using are nursing research.  Some articles inside these journals could be written by doctors or pharmacists.  Look at the authors name and see what their credentials are (for example:  RN or MSN or DPN, something like that).  You can save, print, or email the articles.

CINAHL Complete 

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, Provides access to almost 5400 medical  journals (1400 full-text)  (Includes limiters for Evidence Based practice). You will also want to use the publication date boxes to limit to years needed.  You can also checkmark the "First Author is Nurse" box to help you find nursing research.  Checkmark Full Text to limit to articles with articles attached.

ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection --  [Full text | ProQuest] *NEW*

Provides access to health, medical, nursing, psychology and public health journals, evidence-based resources, and full-text dissertations. Put your keywords in the search box, Then once your results come up, you can limit the dates on the left side.  Select Scholarly Journals to get rid of newspapers, dissertations, etc...​ You can print, save, email, and cite your articles. If you need Evidence Based you can find that under Document Type.


Provides over 35 million citations from journals, books, etc... 

Check if EPCC owns a particular journal

You may find that a database only provides a citation but not the full-text article.  To find out if we own the full-text article on another database or in print, click on the link below for publication finder:

Publication Finder

  1. Enter name of journal/magazine/newspaper
  2. If it is owned electronically it will provide a list of databases and years that are owned.
  3. Click on database and find volume/issue of journal needed.

Additional Evidence Based Resources to Help you in Clinicals

MICROMEDEX ® 2.0 Healthcare Series  [Full text | Merative]   (Does not provide articles. Provides evidence based summaries)

A wide range of clinical databases which include unbiased, referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. Information includes: CareNotes™ System (patient care); Formulary Advisor™, the PDR® Electronic Library and Red Book Online (pharmacy).
Drug Apps available for download to your phone.

May be used from EPCC campuses and off-campus locations that are NOT clinical sites. Exception: If the clinical site subscribes to MICROMEDEX it may be used at that location by EPCC students, faculty and staff.

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