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St. Clair County Community College Library

Nursing Information Literacy Program

Nursing Databases

The SC4 library subscribes to a number of excellent nursing and allied health databases. When looking for research articles, it is sometimes easiest to use a nursing database to find information because it automatically narrows down your results to medical information.

CINAHL Complete is the largest nursing database. CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Although it does not matter whether you begin your search using the library's federate search called OneSearch or a subject specific database such as CINAHL Complete, it is often best to start with the subject database. It will automatically narrow your results to nursing materials. 

Below is a video showing how to use CINAHL Complete. 

How to search CINAHL for research articles - video

Nursing databases

Selected Nursing Databases

Nursing Video Databases