Nursing Research Guide

KC/Wright State and Affiliates Catalog
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Useful MeSH SUBJECT HEADINGS for nursing topics:

  • Consult the MeSH Subject Headings volume in the library, or online search for MeSH headings in Medline or PubMed.
Community health nursing
Critical pathways
Cultural characteristics
Cultural diversity
Emergency nursing
Ethics, nursing
Ethnic groups
Geriatric nursing
Health behavior
Health promotion
Holistic nursing
Human development
Licensure, nursing
Maternal-child nursing
Military nursing
Models, nursing
Needs assessment
Neonatal nursing
Nurse-patient relations
  Nursing assessment
Nursing care
Nursing diagnosis
Nursing process
Nursing records
Nursing research
Nursing theory
Obstetrical nursing
Oncological nursing
Orthopedic nursing
Patient care
Patient care management
Patient care planning
Patient-centered care
Patient education
Pediatric nursing
Perioperative nursing
Pharmacology--nurses instructions
Physical examination--nursing
Psychiatric nursing
Public health nursing
Example: Alzheimer's Disease--nursing
Example: Colostomy--nursing
*check Medical Subject Headings

Useful NLM CALL NUMBERS for nursing topics:

QV   Pharmacology
QV 39   Drug handbooks
QY 4   Clinical Pathology
QY 25   Laboratory manuals
QY 39   Laboratory test handbooks
WY18   Education
WY18.2   Educational materials: study guides, board reviews, etc.
WY20.5   Research (For research in a specific field look under that field in WY 150-164)
WY21   Licensure. Certification. Registration
WY32   Laws
WY 85   Nursing ethics
WY86   Nursing philosophy. Nursing theory
WY100.4   Nursing assessment. Nursing diagnosis
WY100.5   Nursing records, care plans. Nursing audit
WY101-145   Special Fields in Nursing
WY108   Public health nursing
WY113   School nursing
WY150-164   Nursing Techniques in Special Fields of Medicine
WY151   Nurse anesthetists
WY152   Geriatric and chronic disease nursing. Life support care. Long term care. Terminal care
WY152.5   Cardiovascular nursing. Hemic and lymphatic disease nursing
WY154   Emergency nursing. Critical care. Intensive care. Recovery room care. Postanesthesia nursing
WY156   Oncologic nursing
WY156.5   Gastroenterologic nursing
WY156.7   Gynecological nursing
WY157   Obstetrical nursing
WY157.3   Maternity nursing. Maternal-child nursing. Neonatal nursing. Perinatal nursing
WY159   Pediatric nursing. Adolescent nursing
WY161   Surgical nursing. Perioperative nursing
WY164   Urologic nursing

OhioLINK Central Catalog

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Provides access to a collection of medical reference books including a medical dictionary.

  Drug Handbooks  
  R QV4 G6532 Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis Of Therapeutics
  R QV 39 M8945 2013 Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference
  R QV 39 P754 2012 Poisoning & Drug Overdose
  R QV 735 V234d 2013 Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
  R QV 772 P575 PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs: The Definitive Guide to OTC Medications
  R QV 772 P578 Physicians' Desk Reference: PDR
  R QV 772 P5781 2010 PDR Guide to Drug Interactions, Side Effects, and Indications
  Diagnostic Tests
  R QY 25 F528m A Manual Of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
  Nursing: General Resources  
  E-Book Joanna Briggs Institute Books
  E-Book Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
  R WY 13 P888d 2006 Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research
  R WY 13 S673h 1999 Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing
  Nursing Handbooks  
  R WY 20.5 I59 2004 Instruments for Clinical Health-Care
  R WY 33 AA1 N79 2004 Nurse's Legal Handbook
  R WY 49 N9748 2008 Nurse's 3-Minute Clinical Reference
  R WY 49 O585 2011 Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook
  R WY 49 P964 2011 Professional Guide To Signs & Symptoms
  R WY 49 S662n 2010 Nurses' Guide To Clinical Procedures
  R WY 100.4 N864 2012-14 NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions & Classification 2012-2014
  Nursing Ethics, Nursing Standards  
  R WY 18.5 S422 2007 Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development
  R WY 18.5 S422 2010 Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice
  R WY 26.5 N9739 2008 Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice
  R WY 85 P895 2002 Practical Ethics for Nurses and Nursing Students: A Short Reference Manual
  R WY 100 AA1 S422 2011 Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Telehealth Nursing
  R WY 113 A511 1997 Scope and Standards of College Health Nursing Practice
  R WY 113 N277s 2001 Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice
  R WY 150 I592s 1997 Scope and Standards of Forensic Nursing Practice
  Medical Encyclopedias
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
  E-Book The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders
  E-Book Human Diseases and Conditions

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Cochran Library
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more
A peer-reviewed evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care.
AHQR: Evidence-based Practice
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.  This section focuses specifically on evidence-based practice.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.


CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health)
Index to articles in over 1500 nursing and health publications
International index to journals in medicine
Provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the behavioral and mental health sciences
Electronic Journals Center
Full-text indexing service for over 2000 online scholarly and research journals including titles in the nursing field
Science Citation Index
Covers 6,000 major journals in over 150 scientific disciplines
Health Source (Nursing/Academic)
Provides access to nearly 590 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 627 journals
Alt-Health Watch
Full text articles from 170+ peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, association & consumer newsletters on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care

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Nursing Periodicals available in the KC library

AACN Advanced Critical Care
AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute & Critical Care
AANA Journal  (publically accessible)
AAOHN (1986-2011)
ABNF Journal
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Advances in Neonatal Care
Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine
American Journal of Critical Care
American Journal of Health Behavior
American Journal of Nursing
American Nurse
ANS: Advances in Nursing Science
Australian Nursing Journal : ANJ
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
Canadian Nurse (publicly accessible)
Cancer Nursing
Caring (publicly accessible)
CIN Plus
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Computers in Nursing
Critical Care Nurse
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Evidence-Based Nursing
Family & Community Health
Frontier Nursing Service Quarterly Bulletin
Gastroenterology Nursing
Health Care Management Review
The Health Care Manager
Health Progress
Holistic Nursing Practice
Home Healthcare Nurse
Imprint (publically accessible)
Infants & Young Children
Inside Case Management
International Journal For Human Caring
The International Journal Of Childbirth Education (2003-2008)
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
JNSD-Journal of Nursing Staff Development
JONA's Healthcare Law: Ethics & Regulation
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD)
Journal of Addictions Nursing
Journal of Allied Health
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Journal of Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Journal of Christian Nursing
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Journal Of Cultural Diversity
Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Journal Of Health Care For The Poor And Underserved (2000- 2012)
Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing
Journal of Infusion Nursing
Journal of Intravenous Nursing
Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
Journal Of Multicultural Nursing & Health (1998-2007)
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA)
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Journal of Nursing Education
Journal of Nursing Staff Development
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Journal of Patient Safety
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
Journal of Perinatal Education
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Journal of Rural Health
Journal of the American Association of Nursing Practitioners
Journal of Trauma Nursing
Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing
Lippincott's Case Management
MCN, American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Medsurg Nursing
Men in Nursing
Neonatal Network
Nephrology Nursing Journal
Nurse Educator
Nurse Practitioner, The
Nursing Administration Quarterly
Nursing Case Management
Nursing Clinics of North America
Nursing Critical Care
Nursing Economics
Nursing Education Perspectives
Nursing for Women's Health/AWHONN Lifelines
Nursing Law's Regan Report (2000-2012)
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
Nursing Management
Nursing New Zealand = Kai Tiaki
Nursing Research
Nursing Times : NT
Ohio Nurses' Review
Oncology Nursing Forum
OR Nurse
Orthopaedic Nursing
Outcomes Management
Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice
Pediatric Nursing
Plastic Surgical Nursing
Primary Care Drug Alert
Professional Case Management
Quality Management in Health Care
RN (1949-2009)
The Surgical Technologist
Urologic Nursing
Workplace Health and Safety
Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing

Nursing periodicals available through the Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
The Electronic Journal Center provides full-text access to a core collection of scholarly journals in nursing. The link below will take you to that collection. You may search all journals or an individual title for articles on a topic.

Auscultation Assistant
Designed to help students appreciate the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds
Lab Tests Online.
Designed to help people better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases 

Professional Nursing Organization Sites

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
A professional organization for nursing practitioners of all specialties. Provides information on programs, continuing eduction, grants, practice and regulatory information, links to other relevant sites, and more. 
American Association of Diabetes Educators
A multidisciplinary organization representing over 100,000 healthcare professionals. Provides information on diabetes care and education. 
American Holistic Nurses' Association
A group of nurses dedicated to bringing the concepts of holism to every arena of nursing practice. Provides resources and information on holistic nursing and alternative healing practices. 
American Nurses Association
A full service professional organization representing RN's nationwide. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, and making the government aware of health care issues affecting the public. 
AORN Online
Maintained by the Association of Perioperative Registered nurses, it is a professional organization of perioperative registered nurses that supports registered nurses in achieving optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. 
AWHONN-Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
As the standard-bearer for nurses in a variety of specialties, AWHONN develops nursing guidelines and position statements on crucial and emerging women's health, obstetric and neonatal nursing practice issues.
ENW: Emergency Nursing World
A practice-based web resource for Emergency Nurses. Contains clinical and research articles, informative links, and several reference sources relating to emergency nursing. 
National League for Nursing
Hosted by the NLN, the leading accrediting body for nursing programs. Represents over 1500 nursing schools and health care agencies. Provides information on testing services, membership, job seeking, and other health care information. 
Maintained by a staff of RN's. Dedicated to the continuing education and involvement of nursing professionals and allied health care providers. Features nursing forums, chat rooms, web boards, and informative links to all areas of nursing. 
Nursing Education of America
NURSING EDUCATION OF AMERICA® is a not-for-profit organization providing Nursing Continuing Education courses ranging from general interest to mental health, critical care and more. Our courses come in three levels of learning to best meet your needs and time schedule.
Ohio Board of Nursing
Hosted by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing. Provides information on licensure verification, publications, upcoming events and updates, and the minutes, forms, and annual report of the Board. 
Ohio Nurses Association
A professional organization for Ohio's registered nurses. A recognized leader and advocate for professional nursing, nurses, and quality health care in Ohio. Provides membership information, news, and resource links.
Ohio Revised Code: Nurses
Ohio laws relating to the profession of nursing. 
Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research
Sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau, the Nursing Honor Society, this site provides a publicly accessible system for sharing nursing research.
Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Sponsored by the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honoe Society, this site provides international online access to reliable nursing inforamtion.