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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For more help and training contact: Our team at the Health Library (CEC, Royal Stoke)  **  Our team at LERC (County, Stafford)  **  eResources Librarian


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 analysed, 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 Science - This 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
  • 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 & Poisons
    • Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes  
    • Injectable Drugs Guide
    • Martindale’s
    • Pharmaceutical Expedients
    • Stockley’s Drug Interactions 
  • 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).


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


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


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

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

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




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