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Nursing & Medicine

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Web Research Tips

For help finding, evaluating, and using web-based resources, please see the following guides and tutorials:

General Websites

Sub-field Specific Websites

Nursing (Profession)

    An all-purpose web site containing discussions by and about nurses, lists of specific careers and specialties in nursing and job opportunities
  • Resumes for Nursing
    Multiple examples of nursing resumes and cover letters from Linfield College, Portland Campus.


  • PDR Drug Information
    Information on thousands of drugs from the online Physician's Desk Reference.


Medical Research & Education

  • HEAL: Health Education Assets Library
    The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a collection of over 22,000 freely available digital materials for health sciences education. The collection is now housed at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Digital Library
  • Health and Medical Science Commons
    Links to articles, institutions, and authors that focus on medical and health topics.
  • MERLOT Health Sciences Collection
    Simulations, tutorials, online courses and other resources are accessible through this extensive collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.