Photo - Duncan Dixon
A replica of one of the statues of World War I nursing sisters, originally on the Medical-Dental Building in downtown Vancouver. The building was completed in 1929, but demolished in 1989. For more information on the statues, see this article (PDF) from the BC History of Nursing Society.
Research databases contain citations to documents such as journal articles, conference presentations, books and dissertations. The citations typically include information to locate the document (e.g., author, title, publication date) and information that describes the documents (e.g., subject headers, keywords, abstracts). Some reference databases include the full text of the article or link to another database that has the full text.
Health Research Databases
Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive (EBSCOhost)
CBCA Complete: Health & Medicine (ProQuest)
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) | Search the The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database.
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) | Medline is a comprehensive, international article database of health research.
Ovid Gateway to Health Databases | Access all subscribed Ovid resources.
Other Research Databases
Corona Virus Research Database (ProQuest) - A database that curates openly available content related to corona viruses
Anatomy.TV (Primal Pictures) Human Anatomy and Physiology. (3D requires Internet Explorer and Utility Web Player Control plugin) The new beta version works with other browsers.
Drug Product Database - Information on drugs authorized for sale by Health Canada. Updated nightly and includes:
ERIC - a large education-focused database, useful for research concerning instruction.
Google Scholar | Accessed through the library website (requires off-campus login), it provides results linked to library databases. Useful for forward citation searching (Tutorial). Do NOT use it as a starting place for academic research.
JSTOR JSTOR (Journal Storage), is a large archive of back issues of journals across a wide range of academic subjects. While it contains much valuable information for nurses, none of it will the most up-to-date research.
PsycInfo/PsycArticles (EBSCOhost) | Note: all articles in PsycARTICLES are in PsycINFO. It's better to search PsycINFO because it links to articles in other databases such as SAGE and ScienceDirect. | Online tutorials | Basic tutorial | Thesaurus tutorial
TWU Library Databases listed by subject
Databases for Specific Content Domains
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) part of the National Institutes of Health
LactMed (NIH) - information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (available via NurseOne)
Open-i An open-access biomedical image search engine.
Global Health Library - access to information and scientific evidence on health, particularly in developing regions.