Hackney Library Adds Nursing Full-Text Article Database to Holdings

Barton College nursing students and faculty will welcome the latest addition to Hackney Library’s arsenal of nursing and medical-related databases:  ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. We have recently acquired access to this full-text nursing database, which is designed to meet the needs of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions, among others.  This new-to-us database complements the content in two nursing databases already available to us through NCLIVE:  CINAHL with Full Text and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles available in full text format, plus more than 12,000 full-text dissertations representing rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.  Coverage includes topics in the following fields:  Cytology, Nursing, Nutrition, Oncology, Pediatric Care, Pharmacology, Public Health, and Radiology.

The database also gives researchers exclusive access to highly valuable evidence-based nursing information from The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). These resources include Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets. The JBI’s evidence-based approach provides critical appraisal and meta-analysis that is highly respected and unquestioned in the field.

In addition, the database provides training videos from Medcom, Inc.  These videos cover important topics such as health care safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs, and many others. Videos are available in flash format and are broken down into chaptered clips for easy study. Videos are well indexed for reliable search results and can be viewed in document view or downloaded to a user’s computer desktop for reference.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source also provides access to two internal thesauri—one for the use of MeSH headings and the other for the use of ProQuest subject headings, which can help users craft a more productive search than simply searching for terms as keywords.

The database is linked on Hackney Library’s web site under the Articles Plus tab on its home page (under “Select article indexes by subject/Nursing”) and under the Articles Plus tab on the Subject Guides/Nursing LibGuide, located on the sidebar under “Instruction” on the library’s home page.

If you have any questions about the database, please contact the reference desk at 252-399-6502 or reference@barton.edu.

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