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Research Guide: Nursing Resources

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EBSCO Health Databases (EBSCO)
Search all 4 of the EBSCO health databases at once! These include:
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition has scholarly full text journals. Abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Updated daily
CINAHL has full text for nursing & allied health journals.
Health Source - Consumer Edition has full text, consumer health magazines.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
Ovid Nursing Journals
This database 5 current, peer-reviewed journals in the field of nursing: American Journal of Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, Nursing Critical Care, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, and Nursing.
Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
Full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (Gale)
Encyclopedia, dictionary, drug index, magazine articles.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection (GALE)
Nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Nursing Resource Center (GALE)
Disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
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Find Books...

Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Saunders nursing drug handbook 2018 Stacks RM125 .H572 2016
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine eBook View 2015 ed. 9 vols.
Davis essential nursing content: maternal-newborn Stacks RG951 .W45 2017
Nursing procedures made incredibly easy! Stacks RT51 .N874 2016
Pearson nursing diagnosis handbook : NANDA-I diagnoses, NIC interventions, NOC outcomes Stacks RT49 .W54 2016
Health & physical assessment in nursing Stacks RT48 .D36 2016
Transcultural nursing: assessment & intervention Stacks RT86.54 .G549 2017
Cultural diversity in health and illness Stacks RA418.5 .T73 S64 2017
Nursing diagnosis handbook : an evidence-based guide to planning care Stacks RT48.6 .A35 2017
Nursing care plans : diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes Stacks RT49 .N87 2014
Nursing care plans: transitional patient and family centered care Stacks RT49 .C37 2017
Saunders 2016-2017 strategies for test success : passing nursing school and the NCLEX exam Stacks RT55 .S4875 2016
All-in-one nursing care planning resource : medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric-mental health Stacks RT49 .A45 2016
The nurse, the math, the meds: drug calculations using dimensional analysis Stacks RS57 .J56 2015
Pathophysiology made incredibly visual! Stacks RB113 .P3637 2017
Medical-surgical nursing made incredibly easy! Stacks RT51 .M436 2017
Nursing today: transitions and trends Stacks RT82 .N874 2018
Essentials of psychiatric mental health nursing Stacks RC440 .T689 2017
Nursing diagnosis: application to clinical practice Stacks RT48.6 .C39 2017


Shelf Locations (Library of Congress)

  • RC - Diseases
  • RG - Obstetrics
  • RJ - Pediatrics
  • RT - Nursing (care plans in this area)

Suggested Subject Search Terms:

  • nursing
  • diabetes
  • pediatrics
  • nursing care plans
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Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)pascal resource
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General Health Websites:

MEDLINEplus: Easy-to-understand resource on various diseases and health topics for the public. Includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, health organizations, medical dictionaries, and clinical trials,

American Nurses Association:

Nursing World: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing,

Nursing Center.Com:

National League for Nursing:

South Carolina Board of Nursing: (Part of South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation),

Transcultural Nursing Society:

Diversity Rx:


American Medical Association:

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Find Videos...

Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Source: Videos
Browse the many health-related training videos in this Proquest database.

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NCLEX Practice Exams

Practice tests and reviews for the NCLEX-RN exam are available to SCC students through the LearningExpress Library. See below for access directions:


  1. Open the Learning Express Library logo - click here to access
  2. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Portal username and password
  3. You should then see the LearningExpress Library homepage
    learning express library homepage
  4. If this is your first time, you'll need to register yourself. Click "Register" at the bottom. If not, log in as a returning user.
    learning express log in box
  5. If registering, create a username and password for yourself. You may use the same username and password for the Portal if you want. You'll also need to enter your email address.
  6. Confirm your information to complete your registration. From now on, you'll be able to log in under "returning user" when you come to this site.
  7. Now click on "Jobs and Careers" from the menu on the left.
    learning express library menu
  8. Click "Nursing and Allied Health"
  9. Click "Licensure and Certification Test Preparation"
  10. Scroll down the list until you see the practice tests and reviews for "NCLEX-RN" (WARNING: don't click the NCLEX-PN!!)
    learning express library practice tests
  11. Click "Add to My Center" next to the test you want to take.
  12. Then you can click "Start this test now" in the top-right corner or you can go back and browse for more tests.
    learning express individual test display
  13. At any time, you can click the "My Center" link in the very top-right corner to see which tests you have added and/or take these tests.
    learning express My Center link

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Last updated: 07/28/17