Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Databases & Research - Libraries

Nursing Databases

Use the databases listed below to find articles from magazines, journals and other publications.
Online books can be accessed through Ebrary.

Databases are restricted to use by Kalamazoo Valley Community College students, faculty and staff.

  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries CINAHLCINAHL - Authoritative journal articles for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. Includes Pre-CINAHL with access to new journal article citations before they are fully indexed and added to CINAHL. PowerPoint Tutorial
  • Michigan E-Library Health Reference Center Academic:  Health topics, including dental hygiene, fitness, nursing, medicine, nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more; many articles include full-text and images. 386 surgery videos are now included. 
  • Michigan E-Library Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module:  Includes same topics as Health Reference Center Academic, but with a patient-oriented user interface; many articles include full-text and images. 
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries Journal of Family Issues: Published monthly, provides up-to-date research, theory, and analyses on marriage and family life.
  • Michigan E-Library Nursing and Allied Health Collection: All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection. Includes nearly 400 titles.
  • Michigan E-Library Nursing Resource Center (Gale): Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.
  • Public Database PLoS Medicine:  A free, peer-reviewed, open-access, online medical journal covering new research published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS). All articles have full-text.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries ProQuest Central Nursing and Allied Health Source:  Over 250 leading full-text journals in nursing and allied health.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries ScienceDirect -- Health & Life Sciences:  Over 1,000 full-text health and life science journals, plus many more with abstracts only. Most include articles from 1995 - present.
  • Kalamazoo Valley Libraries SMART imagebase: Scientific & Medical ART:  SMART is a collection of 20,000+ illustrations & animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology and other health science topics. Educational use is allowed for PowerPoints, handouts, poster sessions and interactive Flash animations. PowerPoint Tutorial