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Use the Library OneSearch to find books and journals.

E-BOOK COLLECTION: The Library has a large collection of Health & Biological Sciences electronic books. You can search for these using the catalog and limit to electronic book.

You can also view the relevent eJournals collections: Health & Biological Science journals and publisher journal packages.
To determine whether the library subscribes to a particular journal either electronically or in paper search by journal title in the catalog.

Use the Citation Linker to locate an exact citation.

Use theA-Z list of article databases listed alphabetically

If we don't have your article electronically or in print try borrowing through InterLibrary Loan.
Primary Library Databases
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Plus with Full-Text The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cochrane Library This is a collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.

Nursing Resource Center Brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams and core encyclopedia texts.

Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE) The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. MEDLINE dates back to 1946 and includes more than 20 million citations in medicine, nursing, allied health and dentistry.

ClinicalKey Medical and surgical content from Elsevier, including more than 900 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. To access the PDF, please log in or register for a free account with your institutional subscription.
Secondary Databases
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff AccessMedicine  A collection of 60 full-text medical and basic sciences books from McGraw-Hill, including Harrison's Textbook of Medicine. Also includes images, videos, diagnostic tools, patient education handouts, and drug information.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Alt-Health Watch  Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness are included here. Many articles are available full-text.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ERIC
The standard database for resources in education including journal articles from research/scholarly and practitioner literature from 1966 through the present, with online direct full-text for ERIC documents from 1992-present.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
PsycINFO provides access to international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel Nursing Resource Center
Mostly Full-text. Brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams and core encyclopedia texts. Access ended 9/30/2018.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress)  sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff UpToDate  A large, evidence-based online resource covering thousands of internal medicine, pediatric, and OB/GYN topics. Designed to answer point-of-care clinical questions.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science  
Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).
Library Contact
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Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only)
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Services for You
Be sure to few the library services and information relevant to you on the Services for You page, information specifically for undergraduate and graduate students. 

The library also houses the Technology Help desk that can assist with using Word, Powerpoint and other programs and technology related challenges.
Other Relevant Guides
>Nursing TOOLKIT - link all important nursing tools 
>Getting Started with Nursing Research
>Distance Education Services guide - for student who are enrolled in online programs
>List of Nursing course guides
Other Resources
Unrestricted Resource MedlinePlus Produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in plain language. An excellent source for patient information.

National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

The NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY) are a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care. (UK based)

Unrestricted Resource PubMed Central
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles.

Unrestricted Resource TRIP  A  free clinical search tool to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Pulls results from several evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically-appraised topics and articles, MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information leaflets.


Citation Tools
RefWorks is available through the Library subcriptions. You create a personal database of references, generate a bibliography from your list of references & automatically format in any common citation style.
Choose the blue icon for NEW Refworks to establish an account. 

>View tutorials for using the NEW Refworks. 

Citation Style Guides:
Writing Help

The Writing Center at Oakland University will assist developing their ideas into polished final products. The Center's services are in high demand so be sure to plan ahead when scheduling an appointment. The Writing Center can be found on the main floor of Kresge Library. 


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