Article Databases
  • ProQuest Open Dissertations, Proquest's open access dissertations and theses
  • Open Thesis, a place where authors can upload their thesis or dissertation.
  • ABI/INFORM Global Restricted Resource
    Indexes 2,830 business periodicals, with 1,850 available in full text, including Wall Street Journal 1984+ , will also search for dissertations and theses in Proquest collections.
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) Plus with Full Text Restricted Resource Some full text available
    The definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals with access to the top nursing and allied health journals. Includes full text for more than 1,300 journal titles with indexing for more than 5,000 journal titles. Covers more than 50 nursing specialties, speech language pathology, and nutrition. Also contains continuing education modules, evidence-based care sheets, and research instruments.
  • Health Source-Nursing/Academic Edition Restricted Resource
    provides nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on nursing and allied health literature. It covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more
  • PubMed @ Bradley Unrestricted Resource
    The BU version of PubMed has links to BU's online journals.
  • Cochrane Library Unrestricted Resource
    The Cochrane Library provides "high quality evidence for health care decision making" using criteria for conducting its systematic reviews. Within Cochrane Library, there are six databases containing evidence or reviews of healthcare and health policy: 
  • ERIC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
    1966+. Journal articles and reports on education topics.
Help with APA
  • APA Formatting and Style Guide from Purdue OWL Unrestricted Resource
    This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
  • APA Style (from American Psychological Association) Unrestricted Resource
    Help with APA style from the publishers of the book, American Psychological Association.  It includes tutorials which can be found under the learning APA style tab, and quick answers to questions on formatting.
  • APA Style Blog. Searchable blog on APA.  Great place to look for specific questions about APA.
Other Web Resources
  • ​​Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Unrestricted Resource
    Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality review all relevant scientific literature on clinical, behavioral, and organization and financing topics to produce evidence reports and technology assessments. The reports are about clinical, health care service, and technical topics.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse Unrestricted Resource
    A resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the America’s Health Insurance Plans [AHIP].
Your Subject Librarian
Megan Jaskowiak
Science/Health Sciences Librarian
Email:mjaskowiak@bradley.edu
Phone:309-677-2838
Skype:Bradleyhealthsciencelibrarian
SPRING 2016 Skype Hours (all times are in CST):
Tuesday          5-7 PM
Wednesday    10-11 AM
                      4-6 PM
If these times do not work, feel free to email me to schedule something different.
Other Resources
Articles on Writing a Literature Review
  • Top tips for doing your literature review!, an article from Nursing Times
  • Undertaking a literature review: A step-by-step approach by Patrica Cronin, Frances Ryan, and Michael Coughlan, article from BJN, here’s a link to open access copy.
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