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Recommended Databases For Initial Searching
Full text coverage from over 3,000 nursing and allied health journals. This database also offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
Provides Evidence based high quality health care data for both providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating at all levels of the medical profession. Some full text articles are available.
JBI’s evidence-based practice model is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry—encouraging healthcare professionals to implement an effective evidence-based practice program to provide the best possible patient care. It Provides a detailed searching demonstration of this resource and includes information on the subject based nodes along with a review of the seven different publication types (including Best Practice Information Sheets, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices and Consumer Information Sheets) that can be used immediately to inform treatment and guide practice.
A mostly full-text database providing over 500 scholarly journals focusing on a variety of medical disciplines. also included are USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
The coverage: is from 1948 to present in Nursing & Medicine. Direct links to full-text articles in over 200 journals via OVID in addition to providing links to other UA Libraries' e-journal collections.
A mostly full text database providing coverage in a variety of nursing and allied health care journals.
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. Many articles are full text from PubMed Central (PMC). Links to full text journals owned by the UA Libraries is accessible only when connected through links on Libraries' web site.
Database for several interdisciplinary citation indexes including the Science Citation Index. Many full-text references available.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses includes citations, some abstracts, and many full texts for dissertations and theses ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. The full text of most U.S. dissertations and master’s thesis from 1995 forward is provided including those written at The University of Alabama.
Other Databases For Further Searching
Elsevier published content including access to a large variety of scientific articles, eBooks, and reference sources.
Springer published content including access to a large variety of scientific articles, eBooks, and reference sources.
Wiley published content including access to a large variety of scientific articles, eBooks, and reference sources.
Scopus is one of the largest abstract and citation databases of research literature and quality web sources. Scopus covers 18,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers across the sciences, technology, and medicine.
Distance Ed students and approved commuter students can also use ILL to request that books held by UA Libraries be sent to them by mail.
If you need help with an ILL request, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department; you can reach them at 205-348-4018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When using CINAHL
1. On the search box, type either Nursing Theory or Theoretical Nursing Models. If you know the name of a specific theory, type the name on the search box.
2. Look for the recommended theory/model.
3 Combine keywords using Boolean operators (e.g., AND, OR) Example: "Orem Self-Care Model" AND "cancer patients"
2. Search by the author (the name of the theorist)