The library has a variety of resources to supportĀ  nursing students, including books, journals, DVDs and databases. Books and DVDs can be found using the library catalog.


Find Articles

The Library subscribes to several Nursing and Allied Health related databases, each of which provides access to research articles and other helpful resources. If you are away from campus, you will need to access these databases through Ocean Connect. If you are unsure how to do this, please follow these instructions, or ask a member of the Library’s staff for assistance.

Here are a few suggested databases that may prove useful to your research:

  • CINAHL – the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature offers access to current research articles in the field, including peer-reviewed content.
  • ScienceDirect – A comprehensive, full text database providing coverage of core, scholarly journals and books from a wide variety of subject disciplines, including the health, social, and behavioral sciences.
  • Health Source Academic – Provides access to journals in medical disciplines. Also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Medline – Full text access to authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Academic Search Premier – Provides full text access to a very broad range of topics: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
  • Facts on File – offers both the Science Online and a Health Reference Center reference databases. Filled with short, encyclopedic style articles and interactive features, these databases can provide easy, reliable content for your reference.
    Opposing Viewpoints/SIRS Researcher – Databases dedicated to current and controversial topics.
  • New York Times – offers feature articles on health and health policy topics.

Library Tutorials

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Searching the Journal Directory (4:20)

How to determine if the Library has access to a specific journal (by Caitlyn Cook)

Searching the CINAHL Database (8:28) Exploring CINAHL’s unique search features (by Caitlyn Cook)
Search Tips for ScienceDirect (8:23) Exploring ScienceDirect’s unique search features (by Caitlyn Cook)
Exploring (3:44) Exploring the website for Healthy People 2020 (by Caitlyn Cook)

Internet Resources

WAC related links
QSEN Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, the QSEN project “addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work.” [quoted from the About the QSEN page]
HMD (IOM) The Health and Medicine Division, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, offers “independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine.” [quoted from the About page]
TJM “The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.” [quoted from the About page]
Healthy People 2020 “Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.” [quoted from the About page]

Affordable Care Act Resources: The government’s official page for coverage information.


Official text of the law and amendments. [from]

Affordable Care Act Resource Guide

A resource guide with information and links to additional resources. Created by the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine (Middle Atlantic Region)
Regulatory Resources:
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Professional council of boards of nursing (BONs) who review and advise on regulation.
NJ Board of Nursing “This board licenses registered nurses and practical nurses, and regulates the nursing profession in New Jersey.” [Quoted from site]
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing An Accrediting body for Nursing schools.
Agencies and Regulations

Links to regulatory agencies and bodies, compiled and provided by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

Faculty Links and Videos (Provided by OCC Nursing Faculty)

Video Notes
Prof. Mullen
The Joy of Stats  “At about 18:55 mins for infant mortality Singapore/Sweden and at about 24:00 min re Florence Nightingale.”

EVBAL. (2012, April 30). EVBAL: The Joy of Stats. Retrieved from

Leopold Maneuvers East Carolina University. (2010, March 2). Leopold’s Maneuvers. Retrieved from
Cardinal Movements of Delivery

Nucleus Medical Media. (2007, March 27). Vaginal Childbirth (Birth). Retrieved from

McRoberts Maneuver

Nucleus Medical Media. (2008, January 25). Birth: McRoberts Maneuver. Retrieved from


Medical Videos. (2010, August 28). Amniotomy – Breaking the bag of water prior to childbirth. Retrieved from

Operative procedures: c/s

Brookside Associates Medical Education Division. (2007). Obstetric and Newborn Care II: Lesson 5: Special Situations in Labor and Delivery. Retrieved from 

Belly dancing

The Perfect Pregnancy and Postnatal Workouts. (2010, June 29). Belly Dancing Through Elisa’s Pain-Free Four-Hour Labor. Retrieved from


Dragonfly Doula. (2008, July 30). Beautiful Singing during Labor. Retrieved from

Newborn resuscitation

Rivera, Ysaura. (2008, December 20). Xavier first Apgar. Retrieved from

Ballard Score

Ballard Score. (n.d.). New Ballard Score Maturational Assessment of Gestational Age. Retrieved from

Assessment of grunting

Stanford School of Medicine, Newborn Nursery at LPCH. (2015). Grunting. Retrieved from

Meconium Aspiration

SimplyMediaTV. (2009, May 29). What is Meconium Aspiration. Retrieved from

Global Health Project

Global Health Media Project. (2013, April 10). Newborn Care Series: Sepsis. Retrieved from 

Neonatal Abstinence

Manolova, Yanina. (2010, March 9). Born Addicts: Drug-Addicted Babies in the United States. Retrieved from


jaclynjacobsen. (2009, April 8). Connor in hospital with Croop (Stridor). Retrieved from

Inhaler spacer

enochchoi. (2007, October 9). PAMF Pediatrician Dr. Kellen Glinder Shows Patient How to Use Asthma Inhaler Spacer. Retrieved from

Aero chamber

Boston Children’s Hospital. (2011, December 12). How To’s of Asthma Devices – Aero Chamber with face mask. Retrieved from

Flow Meter

mpfaulkner. (2010, July 9). Using a Peak Flow Meter. Retrieved from


Gordon, Lane. (2006, December 21). Lily gets her NEW vest. Retrieved from

Vest (2)

Chen, Angel. (2009, April 7). Claire Bear – The Vest. Retrieved from 

A Day in the Life (2007, April 30). A Day in the life of CF. Retrieved from


Mountainside Medical Equipment. (2012, October 16). Acapella Vibratory PEP Device. Retrieved from

Haberman Gardner, Chris. (2011, January 11). Andria how to Feed. Retrieved from
Pyloric Stenosis

Health Grades, Inc. (2014). Pyloric stenosis — Pediatric Medical Animation. Retrieved from

Liver Transplant

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. (n.d.) Hector’s Liver Transplant Story (Narrative & Cartoon Animation). Retrieved from

Circulation Transition

khanacademymedicine. (2012, December 13). Baby Circulation Right After Birth. Retrieved from

Sickle Cell

Collection of 13 videos.
Simmons, Ashley. (2011, January 21). Sickle Cell. Retrieved from

Hemophiliac Infusion

Kenny, Mark. (2010, February 18). My Life With Hemophilia: Brandston. Retrieved from


Barrow, Karen. (2012, January 25). Patient Voices: Hemophilia. Retrieved from

Limb Preservation

Rush University Medical Center. (2010, June 7). Limb Preservation Surgery. Retrieved from


Mayo Clinic. (2010, September 3). Rotationplasty-Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Memorial Health. (2010, May 11). Children’s Osteogenesis Imperfecta Savannah – Backus Children’s Hospital. Retrieved from


spinabifidanj. (2011, March 10). Spina Bifida Animation. Retrieved from


GRU Occupational Therapy. (2013, December 10). Teach me About Cerebral Palsy: A Day in the Life with Ryan. Retrieved from

Sydenham’s Chorea

sarahking11. (2009, February 26). Sydenham’s Chorea (aka St Vitus Dance) – Learning to Walk Again. Retrieved from

Sydenham’s Chorea (2)

beyondx12nl. (2009, November 4). Chorea van Sydenham. Retrieved from

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