Nursing - Home

The purpose of this guide is to highlight resources in Nursing, and to provide links to Internet resources in the field.

Health Sciences Subject Librarian

Hanna Schmillen
Alden Library- Room 206
Grover W123A on: Tuesdays 12-2pm, Wednesdays 1-3pm, Thursdays 3-5pm
(unless noted)
Skype Contact

ALICE Catalog

ALICE is the name of Ohio University's Online Library Catalog, a database for locating the books, periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers), videos and other materials in our collections.  ALICE includes the collections of both the Athens main campus and the regional campuses.



A note about articles: ALICE does NOT include listings for individual articles in magazines, journals or newspaper--only the entire publications. If you have a citation for a journal article and wish to find the article itself, start by doing a Periodical Title search in ALICE for the name of the entire periodical, not the author or title of the article.


The purpose of this guide is to highlight and connect you to a variety of resources in Nursingthat will help you with your work, here at Ohio University and will help you succeed within the field.

If you find appropriate material that would be of benefit to others, feel free to contact me, and I will consider including it in this guide.  If you find links that do not work, please let me know.

On this page you'll find the tools for finding information on Nursing:

  • CINAHL — major database for journal articles on Nursing
  • PubMed -- One of the most popular and most used databases for Medical research
  • ALICE Catalog  — lists books, videos, and journal titles at Ohio University
  • Levels of Evidence -- diagrams and information on Evidence-based Practice
  • Tips on how to build a great search and find what you need

Organize Your Resources!--> You will thank me later

Use Zotero or another citation manger, I promise it will make your life much easier and you will thank yourself later. With Zotero you can easily collect citation information as you search and then pull it out later as you are reading and writing. It will also help you create citations, and it is free.

There are a couple ways to use Zotero on your computer:

  1. Via a Firefox extension--> this is what I (Hanna, the librarian) use and demo in class.
  2. Via Zotero Standalone and a browser connector (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) that will allow you to add content to Zotero. Note that Zotero does not support Internet Explorer. If you are a Safari or Chrome user, download the standalone and then add the connector for your browser. The files for the connectors are under the software downloads on Zotero's site. You can also find the Zotero Connector as an app in Chrome.
  3. Via their website, by logging and viewing your library but you have limited capability. --> I do not suggest this.

Once you have downloaded Zotero, you may have to go to your browser preferences to ensure the Zotero Icon will show on your bookmark toolbar. You will also have to sync your standalone with your connector by logging into your free Zotero account.

Alden Library hosts a variety of workshops and other Zotero tutorials to help you out. Here is a link to many options for help using Zotero.