Electronic Resources - Nursing

This list does not include individual e-journals. Please use the E-journals A to Z to search for e-journals by title.

Many resources require Keele usernames for off-campus access. Please see  our E-resources Access page for further information about this service.

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Contact Mariet Schepers on 01782 679583, email m.e.f.schepers@keele.ac.uk

Or Rachael Lewis on 01782 679563, email r.c.lewis@keele.ac.uk

Databases

Key Databases

To access these key databases from off campus, use your Keele username and password.

  • AMED - via EBSCO - Alternative & Complementary Medicine Database (service provided by a department within the British Library).  Basic citation information from over 500 journals, with the scope being mainly European.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text - EBSCO - CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals.  Indexes virtually all the journals indexed on British Nursing Index.
  • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database - This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers
  • Maternity & Infant Care (Ovid)
  • MEDLINE - EBSCO - Huge database of citations and abstracts (15.5 million records) drawn from more than 4,800 current biomedical journal
  • Physical Education Index (Proquest)  References for all aspects of health, fitness and physical education.  Off-campus?  Click here
  • PsycINFO - EBSCO - Major database of abstracts drawn from the literature of psychology, 1872 to date
  • Web of Knowledge - A gateway to the Web of Science, which includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, ISI Proceedings, Journal Citation Reports and ISIHighlyCited.com. 

Evidence Based Reviews

Other Useful Databases

  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses -Small searchable database of full-text articles drawn from journals published by the AACN
  • Internurse - Searchable full-text archive of 9,000+ peer-reviewed nursing and midwifery articles You will need your Keele log-in to access Internurse from off-campus
  • Medicines Complete (Royal Pharmaceutical Press) - Medicines Complete gives you online access to the resources listed below.  A Keele log-in is required for off-campus access.  You will find the latest available edition of each of the following

    • BNF
    • BNF for children
    • Clarke's Analysis of Drugs & Posions
    • Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes 
    • Handbook on Injectable Drugs 
    • Injectable Drugs Guide
    • Martindale’s
    • Pharmaceutical Expedients
    • Remington: The Science & Practice of Pharmacy 
    • Stockley’s Drug Interactions
    • The Orange Guide 
  • The Merck Index This resource was formerly available on Medicines Complete, but is currently available from the Royal Society of Chemistry's website. 

Medical Education Databases

Best Evidence Medical Education. Reviews and supporting information from BEME (the website is freely available).


Australian Education Index (Proquest)
.  A collection of research documents relating to educational trends, policy, and practices. Coverage from 1977.

Off-campus?  Click here

 

British Education Index (BEI) (Proquest-Dialog).  References relating to research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK (1975 onwards).

Off-campus?  Click here

 

ERIC (Proquest).  This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature.

Off-campus? Click here


Useful Websites

Professional development and standards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - The regulatory body that sets standards for UK nurses and midwives.
  • Royal College of Nursing - Represents the interests of UK nurses, promoting excellence in practice. Members can access a range of resources, including 12 full-text journals. Some areas of the site are for members only.
  • Infection Prevention Society - Advancing the specialty of infection control and prevention by providing information, education, professional development, and research.
  • Centre for Nursing Innovation (FONS) a UK-registered charity operating across all healthcare settings.  Has regular reports on innovations in practice. You can access these reports by selecting the 'Library' tab on the menu, then clicking on 'Dissemination Series'.

News updates

  • British Nursing News Online - Comprehensive daily news service for UK nurses, plus searchable archive.
  • Nursing Times News - Recent news stories with searchable archive, provided by the Nursing Times. Job vacancies for nurses also available to search.

Learning and reference

  • Hardin.MD - Very comprehensive collection of resources for health and medicine, mostly illustrated.
  • Spotting the Sick Child (2) - Web site building on the DVD Spotting the Sick Child (2004).  It is produced in association with the Department of Health, Health Education Research & Development Unit (University of Leicester & University Hospitals of Leicester) and OCB Media.  It contains video footage and learning materials.  You can register to "personalise" your visits to the site.
  • Nursing Theory Page - Collection of resources about nursing theories and models.

Journal updates 

  • ZETOC - Tables of contents and email alerts for current journals and conferences

Printed Books and Ebooks

Printed books

Use the Library Catalogue to search for individual titles held by the Library. Search by keyword, title, author/title.

Ebooks : a number of health titles are available

Dawsonera: growing collection of ebooks for core reading list material.  You’ll find all titles from Dawsonera in the Library Catalogue

MyiLibrary: You’ll also find all titles from MyiLibrary in the Library Catalogue

EBSCO ebook collection: You’ll find some of the titles in the Library Catalogue.

Health ebooks on the Web (freely available)

NCBI Bookshelf: Freely available biomedical books from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (USA)

You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.