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Databases for Health & Medicine

PubMed - Accessing Full Text

You will want to use the following link for searching PubMedThis version of PubMed will link to any fulltext articles available through Riley Library's licensed resources (EBSCO, ProQuest, etc.), when available. If you find an article for which the full text is not available through either PubMed or the licensed resources, you may obtain the article by requesting the article through interlibrary loan. Follow the process below to request the item through interlibrary loan.
Open another browser window. Under the Research tab on the library's main site, click on the Interlibrary Loan link. Click on the interlibrary loan form link. Complete the form and submit. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to get the article from the lending library. It will be delivered to you electronically. If you have questions, please ask a librarian for assistance.

Nursing Journals for Research

Journals may be available in either print or electronic. Use the Journals A to Z service (under the Research tab on the library's website) to find out if the Riley Library has access to a particular journal title and issue of the journal. If the Riley Library does not have access to the article you may use the interlibrary loan service to request the article from another library. The article will be delivered to you electronically.

Journal of Christian Nursing

Access issues from 1984 to the present.

  NOTE: Riley Library's license Our for content dated 10/1/2010 through 10/1/2012 is for 1 simultaneous user.  If you are unable to access, please try again at a later time. The library has print copies from 1984 to present.

The Journal of Christian Nursing (JCN) is a quarterly, professional journal by and for nurses. JCN strives to help nurses and nursing students view nursing through the eyes of faith and practice nursing from a biblically-based, Christian perspective.


Evaluate the Literature

Critical Appraisal Worksheets -- interactive forms for evaluating articles related to diagnosis, e-prognosis, harm, systematic reviews, and therapy (developed by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine). Available in a variety of languages.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice - Research Evidence Appraisal Tool