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Nursing & Medicine

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Finding Articles

For guidance on finding appropriate databases, journals, and articles, we have these guides and tutorials:

For information regarding expanding or limiting your search results, please see these guides:

Best Databases for Finding Articles

Other Useful Databases


Journal Publishers

  • Dove Medical Press
    Also accessible through PubMed, Dove Medical Press offers a number of peer-reviewed, open access, medical and scientific journals. The full journal list is located at the bottom of the main page.
  • BioMed Central
    BMC has an evolving portfolio of some 300 peer-reviewed journals, sharing discoveries from research communities in science, technology, engineering and medicine. 
  • Free Medical Journals
    A directory of open access medical journals.
  • MedEdPORTAL Publications
    Various publications produced by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • PLOS (Public Library of Science)
    PLOS is a nonprofit, Open Access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.

Individual Journals

  • BioMed
    BioMed is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal, aims to provide a publishing platform that covers the broad field of subjects in biology and medicine. BioMed is published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Cancers
    Cancers is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of oncology published semimonthly online by MDPI.
  • Current Oncology
    Current Oncology is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published bi-monthly online by MDPI (from Volume 28 Issue 1-2021). Established in 1994, the journal represents a multidisciplinary medium for clinical oncologists to report and review progress in the management of this disease.
  • Diseases
    Diseases is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, multidisciplinary journal which focuses on the latest and outstanding research on diseases and conditions published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Healthcare
    Healthcare is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on health care systems, industry, technology, policy, and regulation, and is published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Hearts
    Hearts is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of cardiology, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Journal of Respiration
    Journal of Respiration is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed and scientific open access, open-source journal that covers the topics on all aspects of respiratory science in humans.
  • Medical Sciences
    Medical Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal, providing a platform for advances in basic, translational and clinical research. The journal aims to publish original research, review articles and short communications about molecular and cellular processes in disease, in order to increase understanding of the fundamental principles and biological questions of medicine. 
  • Nursing Reports
    Nursing Reports is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed open access journal on nursing sciences, published quarterly online by MDPI (from Volume 10 Issue 1 - 2020).
  • Reproductive Medicine
    Reproductive Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal on obstetrics and gynecology published quarterly online by MDPI.

Niche Academy Tutorials: Databases

These tutorials from Niche Academy provide an excellent overview of how to use the various databases you have access to through the library.