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Online Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    This encyclopedia features entries on the most commonly prescribed drugs. It describes potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health
    Provides more than 1,230 entries, of which about 100 are new, covering topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. It covers all major health professions, including nursing and more.
  • Human Diseases and Conditions (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Key Databases

  • CINAHL with Full Text
    Search nearly 3,000 journals in nursing and allied health. Contains full text for approximately 600 journals, though additional full text may be available in other databases.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Database designed for researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to 330 full-text journals, 260 which are full-text and peer-reviewed, focusing on wide range of medical topics.
  • Journals @ Ovid
    Full text access to peer-reviewed journals covering nursing administration, nursing education, and nursing research. Includes American Journal of Nursing. Also includes full text back issues for 50+ medical journals.

National Library of Medicine

World’s largest biomedical library, NLM produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. Three databases available to the public are the following

    Oldest and still active citation database with links to full text, when available. MEDLINE can be accessed through Ebsco and shares the same searching format as other databases such as CINAHL. The database is notable for the careful journal screening process and the use of, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®), to index citations.
  • PubMed
    begins with MEDLINE and builds out from there offering a broader range of coverage with far more records, including additional full text coverage. You may limit your PubMed search retrieval to MEDLINE citations only by restricting your search to the MeSH controlled vocabulary or by using the Journal Categories filter called MEDLINE.
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
    Full-text archive for full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles. It is a repository for journal literature deposited by participating publishers, as well as for author manuscripts that have been submitted in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and similar policies of other research funding agencies. Some PMC journals are also MEDLINE journals.

For a complete understanding of these three databases go to the MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different? Fact Sheet.

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LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a given subject.

Printable Research Guide

Printable research guide for Justice Studies

Citing Sources

  • APA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Books on nursing, health and medicine have call numbers in the 610-619 range. 


Legal Resources

  • Google Scholar Case Law
    Free case law library includes state cases from 1950; federal, appellate, tax, and bankruptcy cases from 1923; and US Supreme Court opinions from 1791.