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Resources for research in Nursing at The Catholic University of America
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The CUA Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

The CUA Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

Selected Resources in Nursing/Health Sciences

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    The NIH home page, with links to health resources (including CancerNet and the NIH Information Index), grants and contract information, scientific resources, and institutes and offices.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    Institute is devoted to the understanding and treatment of mental health through research.
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
    Institute is devoted to health and health care of Americans through nursing research and research training.
  • NCBI Bookshelf
    Free access to 700+ texts in life science and healthcare. Users can browse, retrieve, and read content. Provided by
    the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    The CDC home page, which leads to a list of CDC centers, institutes, and offices (including the National Center for Health Statistics) and information on diseases, health risks, prevention guidelines and strategies; publications and products; funding opportunities; and training and employment.

  • CDC TV
    CDC TV (videos)
  • MedlinePlus
    Resources for health information for patients, and their families and friends. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
  • National Academies
    The National Academies include the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The National Academies produce groundbreaking reports, and help shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance science, engineering, and medicine.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science includes Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Web of Science provides "Cited Reference Search" and subject searching through both "quick" and "advanced" searches. Our Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Web of Science provides complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references. Coverage is in the sciences (more than 6000 journals), followed by social sciences (approximately 1800 journals), and arts and humanities (approximately 1100 journals). For impact factor information about specific journals, users are directed to the index "Journal Citation Reports."

Life Sciences Librarian

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Linda Todd RN BA MLS
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212 Gowan Hall
Nursing/Biology Library
Catholic University of America
202 319 6695
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