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Nursing and Allied Health Databases
(see also Food and Nutrition, Health Sciences - Articles, and Health Sciences - Reference Books

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Indexes to Journals and Books:

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature provides indexing for 3,024 journals from the fields of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 other allied health disciplines, with indexing back to 1937, as well as the full text 337 of journals (some going back to 1937) plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials. Includes Pre-CINAHL, with the newest journal articles that are in the process of being indexed, and CINAHL Select, with the full text of an additional 170 journals. Also indexes health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and more. Includes searchable cited references for more than 1,160 journals.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides the full text of nearly 550 scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines, along with abstracts and indexing for an additional 850, with the coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong. It also includes 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets - written in lay language for consumers and covering more than 4,700 brand names - from AHFS Consumer Medication Information.

OT Search: The Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System (AOTF) Remote access available
Produced by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, this indexes occupational therapy and related subject areas, such as rehabilitation, education, psychiatry, psychology, health care delivery, and health administration. Also covers the related allied health, biomedical and psychosocial literature. Includes journals, monographs, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings, and audio-visual materials.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

YourJournals@Ovid (LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection) (Ovid) Remote access available Full text available
Provides the full text of 80 journals.


Online Video:

Nursing Education in Video (Alexander Street) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
An online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers that allow students and practitioners to see, experience, and study nursing techniques and theories. Each video has a searchable transcript that displays alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists and link directly to them from their website or online syllabi. Videos were created by Medcom-Trainex and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with federal regulations.

Alexander Street Counseling (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Online collection of video for the study of counseling by psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, doctors, nurses, social workers, and divinity studies. Counseling and Therapy in Video presents training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to provide a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. It features prominent therapists and giants of counseling demonstrating their techniques and theoretical perspectives. It covers: multiculturalism - theoretical modalities - history and evolution of the field - therapeutic methods and diagnoses - future directions and emerging areas such as social media and cyber-bullying. The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy presents the latest in research and best practice methods from contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops by renowned researchers and clinicians filmed at conferences and seminars worldwide.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: Nursing - Nursing Administration - Allied Health

Nursing:

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

Complete Directory for People with Chronic Illness (GOLD: Grey House Online Databases) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Provides an overview of the support services and information resources available for people diagnosed with any of eighty-eight chronic conditions (including: aging - cancer - hepatitis - AIDS/HIV - spina bifida - osteoporosis - mental illness - cerebral palsy - eating disorders - substance abuse - Down syndrome - Tourette syndrome - visual impairments - Alzheimer's disease - hearing impairments - autistic spectrum disorder - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and more). Each condition contains a brief description followed by information about: websites - pamphlets - magazines - newsletters - foundations - research centers - audio and video - support groups and hotlines - libraries and resource centers - reference and children's books - and national and state associations and agencies. There are also sections on death and bereavement, as well as wish foundations.

Cochrane Library (Wiley InterScience) Remote access available Full text available
Designed to facilitate the decisions that doctors, patients, policy makers, and others face in health care, this provides access to over 2000 independent literature reviews that combine the results of the world's medical research on the effects of healthcare interventions, exploring the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc.) in specific circumstances. It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews of healthcare interventions, the Cochrane Methodology Register of the ways in which health care can be evaluated, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Health Technology Assessment Database, the NHS Economic Evaluation Database, and more. Each review contains such information as: plain language summaries, background, objectives, descriptions of studies, results, discussion, reviewers' conclusions, potential conflicts of interest, references, comments, criticisms, and more.


Nursing Administration:

Accountability in Nursing: Six Strategies to Build and Maintain a Culture of Commitment (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides easy-to-follow steps that will help hold staff members accountable for their behaviors and actions.

New Technology in Nursing Staff Development: Choosing, Justifying, and Implementing Nontraditional Teaching Methods (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Covers the transition from the traditional desks-and-chalkboard setting to the computer-based, virtual classroom by explaining how to use different types of new technology and how to choose methods that fit your staff's learning styles and your education budget.

Nursing Peer Review: A Practical Approach to Promoting Professional Nursing Accountability (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides resources on how to develop a streamlined, systematic approach to evaluating individual nursing standards and quality patient care.

Practical Guide to Finance and Budgeting Skills for Nurse Managers (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
A comprehensive guide specifically designed to help new managers develop a departmental budget. Offers updated tips and tools that breakdown the financial side of healthcare.


Allied Health:
(see also: Food and Nutrition and Health Sciences - Reference Books)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

2-1-1 Long Island (Community Resource Database) (Middle Country Public Library) Remote access available Full text available
Previously called the Community Resource Database of Long Island and created in partnership between the Middle Country Public Library and the United Way of Long Island, this provides detailed information on nearly 10,000 community health, human service, and education agencies and programs for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Areas covered include: health services - support groups - food assistance - disability services - employment support - child and elderly care - volunteer opportunities - family violence services - camps and youth services - financial and legal counseling - education and training programs - heating and other emergency services - mortgage, rent, and housing assistance - counseling and substance abuse services - and much more. (No password needed. Telephone assistance is also available.)

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 3rd ed. (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Presents current, unbiased information on alternative and complementary medical practices, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, and osteopathy. Information on recommended therapies for specific disorders and diseases, medicinal uses for plants and herbs, are balanced by conclusions of studies on efficacy and analysis of current levels of acceptance by traditional scientists and doctors. (The 2nd edition is also still available.)

Handbook of Death and Dying (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)


Also of Interest:

Alt-HealthWatch (Ebsco) Remote access available Full text available
Is a full-text database of periodicals, peer-reviewed journals, academic and professional publications, magazines, consumer newsletters and newspapers, research reports, and association newsletters focused on complementary, alternative, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness across the full spectrum of more than two hundred therapies, modalities and perspectives addressed by integrated medicine.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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