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APA Citation of Databases

To learn how to cite sources from databases both parenthetically in your paper and on your Works Cited page, please refer to the Purdue OWL. Here you will find information about how to use APA (American Psychological Association) citations.


    Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

    Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books from other libraries. Before requesting an interlibrary loan, check to see if the Monroe Library can purchase the material you need more quickly. To request articles through interlibrary loan, use the Get It! button from a citation in a library database.
    ILL cannot send books borrowed from other universities to distance students. Distance students can use ILL to have books belonging to the Monroe Library sent in the mail.

    Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

    Please see our Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources (last revised Aug. 2013).


    Finding Full-Text Articles

    To locate a specific nursing journal or an article with full bibliographic information, use our Journal Finder. Always search with the name of the journal.

    When searching for a specific article, browse for it by volume and issue number.

    To see all of our journals that pertain to Medicine and the Health Sciences, click here.

    Databases and Resources

    • CINAHL Plus with Full Text  
      Provides citations to most English-language nursing journals, publications from the American Nurses' Association and the National League for Nursing, and journals from allied health disciplines. Also covers consumer health, health sciences librarianship, chiropractic, and health services administration literature. Covers 1982 to present.
    • PubMed with Get it!  
      PubMed, a free service of the National Library of Medicine, with 11 million MEDLINE citations and additional life science journals in anatomy, nursing, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, health care and more. Includes some non-English language material. Note: PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. 1966 to present.
    • Ovid Nursing Journals  
      Search or browse sixty-one full-text nursing journals. Get It! finds all of these in CINAHL, etc.
    • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  
      Find articles on nursing, nutrition, and other medical topics in almost 850 magazines and journals, with full text for nearly 600. Info on U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs Updated daily. Dates vary, some as far back as 1975 to present.
    • MedlinePlus  
      MedlinePlus is a free public service on medicine and drugs from the National Library of Medicine.
    • Medline  
      Contains bibliographic information covering anatomy, diseases, chemicals and drugs, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and health care. MEDLINE contains all records published in Index Medicus and corresponds in part to the International Nursing Index. Includes some non-English language material. 1966 to present.
    • MedicLatina  
      Over 100 Spanish-language medical journals.
    • Science and Technology Collection  
      Indexes over 1,740 journals in science and technology, with full text for 830 leading journals.
    • ScienceDirect  
      Recent full-text articles from many Elsevier journals in science and the social sciences. Not all journals are available. If you browse, look for the small green icon for subscribed journals. 1995 to present.
    • Cochrane Library  
      Also called "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews." Browse or search for full-text reviews of treatment based on medical research. Also called evidence-based medicine. Current articles.
    • Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database  
      Evidence-based health care information with bibliographies.
    • Oxford Reference Online - Medicine  
      Reference books on medicine, nursing, nutrition, dentistry, drugs, plastic surgery, sports medicine and public health.
    • Alt HealthWatch  
      Lists articles on non-traditional medical theories and therapies, such as complementary, holistic and integrated approaches. 1990 to present.
    • Lexi-Pals is now AHFS Consumer Medication Information  
      Patient Advisory Leaflets on a variety of medications and natural products. Also Spanish versions.
    • Medline journal abbreviation decoder
      Medline/PubMed displays journal names in an abbreviated form. Search the abbreviation on this page to find the complete journal title. Note: This is not an index to journal articles.
    • TOXNET  
      Look for publications on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.
    • UpToDate  
      Clinical decision support system for nurses, physicians and other health care personnel.

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