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Researching in Nursing and Allied Health

A research guide for students in MJC's Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and other Allied Health programs.

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Where Do I Find Articles?

The MJC Library subscribes to many academic databases filled with articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more. You can easily search these article databases for information on your topic, much like you search using Google. Using the Library's article databases, however, ensures that you're using the high-quality sources your instructors expect you to use. Also, you won't have to cull through millions of unrelated Web pages that will waste your time and energy.

For research in the fields of nursing and allied health, try the following databases.

NOTE: These resources are free for you because you are a student at MJC. If you are working from anywhere off campus, you'll need to log in using your campus email and password. 

 

Where Do I Find Quality Web Information?

Most of the information one finds on the Web is unsuitable for the rigorous demands of  nursing and allied health research. However, there are some exceptions. There are many peer-reviewed journals that offer full-text access to their articles. This is a great way to supplement the research you do using the MJC Library databases. Check this out for more information:

Where Do I Find Videos?

Where Do I Find eBooks?

The MJC Library owns thousands of eBooks that you can use at any time of the day or night. You can find these in the MJC Library Catalog and in some of our research databases.

The MJC Library research databases that provide access to full-text books are below:

Using & Finding Books

Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. You can also use books to find primary sources, which are often published together in collections.
 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.
 

What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?
Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.