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While SMSU subscribes to nearly 80 databases, the following are recommended databases for this project. If you need to use databases beyond these, please ask a librarian for guidance.
CINAHL Complete Provides nursing and allied health professionals access to over 1300 full text nursing and allied health journals.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Provides nearly 550 scholarly, full-text journals in many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
PubMed Citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Note: articles can be interlibrary loaned by clicking on the Search for Full Text button in PubMed citations.
ScienceDirect Covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature.
ScienceDirect is an advanced database. For this project, you might find it helpful to try the following steps to narrow your results.
- Open the Advanced Search screen.
- In the "Abstract, Title, Keywords" box, type your disease and one of these words (depending on what information you need to gather yet): treatment, etiology, diagnosis, history
- Limit Article Types to RESEARCH ARTICLE and/or REVIEW ARTICLE
- Consider using the YEARS limiter to narrow your results by date (e.g., 2015 - present)
If you find articles in these databases that aren't full-text (and have used the "Search for Full-Text" link to search SMSU's other databases for the article), you can request a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan.
Remember you can access SMSU databases 24/7 from off-campus with your StarID login!