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Nursing Research Guide: Home

This guide provides help in find reliable nursing information, describes library article databases, books and reputable web sites. In addition help in APA citing and Evidence Based Practice are linked.


This Guide is an introduction to SVC Library services for nursing and allied health students. 

Here you will find:

Ask A Librarian

Contact us at ASK A LIBRARIAN


  • Mount Vernon: 360.416.7847 or
  • Whidbey Island Campus: 360.675.5321 or


Start Here for Research

Check out the following databases and web sites as you start your research:

  • Nursing Reference Center
    • has access to information on diseases, conditions, drugs, nursing skills, patient resources and continuing education for nurses.
  • CINAHL with Full Text     
    • CINAHL is considered the best article databases for nursing
  •  Science Direct                
    • Science Direct is a scholarly article database with a good health & nursing collection.  Be sure to selected Subscribed Journals and articles written after 2003!
  •  Purdue Online Writing Lab for APA   
    • This web site is our favorite for explaining and illustrating how to use APA correctly
  •  Academic Search Premier and/or ProQuest Direct   
    • Both these general article databases have nursing journals. 
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