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)
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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

Course Reserves

If your assignment calls for you to look at a specific article on Course Reserves in ALICE, follow this link to Nursing courses with items on Course Reserve.

  1. Choose the course number for the course you are taking.
  2. You will be asked to login, using your OU ID and password
  3. You should get a PDF of the article or book chapter.

If your course isn't on the list of courses, that means there is nothing on Course Reserves for that course. Consult your instructor for further information.

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.

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