Nursing Databases

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CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature and includes peer-reviewed articles, reports of evidence-based practice, case studies, systematic reviews, and more.
An independent, well-respected source of evidence to inform healthcare decision making. Includes full-text PDF versions of the Cochrane Reviews and the Cochrane Protocols.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Open Access database that includes critical appraisals of systematic reviews, particularly those addressing the effects of health interventions. While DARE doesn’t include the full text of the systematic reviews, it does include citations to the original research.
Note: This is the archived version. The site was last updated March 31, 2015.

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Systematic reviews, evidence summaries, and best practice information sheets developed by an Australian-based university research and development institution.

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Search or browse helpful nursing and medical reference titles.
  • All journals are peer reviewed
This is a small collection of full text nursing journals. They range in scope from general nursing to specializations such as emergency and dermatology nursing. All titles are also indexed in CINAHL.

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Similar to ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health, with an overlapping journal set. This resource includes more health administration and consumer health titles.
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The largest resource devoted to scholarly peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. Also includes book chapters, books, dissertations, and all content from PsycARTICLES (American Psychological Association journals).

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Coverage is particularly strong for the life and physical sciences, medicine, and technical fields, but also includes some social sciences and humanities.

Multi-Database Searches

  • Thoreau Multi-Database Search Best Bet
    Thoreau is a tool that searches across many of the Library databases. It is not able to search every database, but it does search enough of our resources to be a useful tool for quick, simple searches.
  • CINAHL & MEDLINE Combined Search
    CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature and includes peer-reviewed articles, reports of evidence-based practice, case studies, systematic reviews, and more.
  • ERIC and Education Source Combined Search
    Search ERIC, a database of 1.3 million bibliographic records maintained by the US Department of Education, and Education Source, one of the largest collections of full-text education journals, at the same time.
  • Political Science Complete & Business Source Complete Combined Search
    The Political Science Complete and Business Source Complete Combined Search contains both practical and scholarly information on policy, legal, economic, and professional topics. Use this search to locate scholarly journal articles, case studies, company profiles, reports, conference papers, financial data, and SWOT analyses. Particularly useful for topics related to business policy and the nonprofit sector.
  • Psychology Databases Combined Search
    Find articles in the field of psychology across multiple databases including, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA, and PsycINFO.
  • PsycTESTS & Health and Psychosocial Instruments Combined Search
    PsycTESTS and Health and Psychosocial Instruments are collections of assessment instruments related to a variety of fields. This simultaneous search allows you to search both databases at once to locate assessment instruments.

 

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
This site provides statistics and reports on Social Security, Medicare, housing, long-term care, poverty level, caregiver estimates and more on a state-by-state level.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
ABI/INFORM Collection offers over 2,000 full text resources including peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, business news, reports, and working papers. Topics include all aspects of international business, such as business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competitive landscape.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
A multidisciplinary database containing peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, newspapers, magazines and other materials. This database is a good starting place for topics that cross many subject areas.
  • This database offers video content.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: AVON
Academic Video Online (AVON) is a multidisciplinary collection of videos of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive titles. There are thousands of award-winning films, Academy,® Emmy,® and Peabody® winners plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
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ProQuest Accounting & Tax brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
ACM Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of publications put out by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). It includes a 50+year archive of over 40 ACM journals, magazines, and peer-reviewed articles as well as ACM conference proceedings and ACM SIG newsletters.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
From the National Agricultural Library, search books and articles in agriculture related subjects like food and nutrition, natural resources and environment, and laws and regulation.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
The American National Election Studies website provides survey data on public opinion, voting, and more. Registration and agreement to terms is required, however downloading of data is free.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Offers data on indicators affecting children and families in the United States, including education, family and community, and well-being. Downloadable into graphs and reports.
This collection offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • All journals are peer reviewed
Science, technology, and medicine publisher of over 290 peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Bloomsbury Open offers selected research publications in the humanities and social sciences which are published on open content licenses (Creative Commons and Bloomsbury Open license). For other years, use the following links Bloomsbury Open 2013, Bloomsbury Open 2014, Bloomsbury Open 2015,and Bloomsbury Open 2016
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
The Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics contains United States’ criminal justice statistics. Information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government can be found on this site.
The database contains profiles of 40,000+ companies, 600 industries, and 225,000 key executives; It includes company overviews, company histories, officers, board members, products/operations, historical financials, and more.
The Business Plans Handbooks contain sample business plans created by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
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The Business Source Complete database contains both practical and scholarly business information. You can search Business Source Complete for full text scholarly journal articles, case studies, company profiles, reports, conference papers, financial data, and SWOT analyses.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Data sets from series and individual studies focusing on child development available for download and online analysis.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Publishes annual report “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.” Provides data on children by age group, ethnicity, economic status, and family structure. From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Reports on national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Contains extensive list of fact sheets/data with indicators pertaining to children divided by state, including child welfare, early childhood development, education, and youth at risk.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a source for news, information, opinions, and jobs relevant to college and university students, faculty members, and administrators.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
CINAHL stands for Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature and includes peer-reviewed articles, reports of evidence-based practice, case studies, systematic reviews, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature: a large collection of journals and e-books on many nursing and allied health topics.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.
This collection includes reports published in conference proceedings and in many other sources not currently listed in MEDLINE or other bibliographic databases. This index of controlled trials and other healthcare interventions serves as the best available resource for those preparing and maintaining systematic reviews or searching for trials.
An independent, well-respected source of evidence to inform healthcare decision making. Includes full-text PDF versions of the Cochrane Reviews and the Cochrane Protocols.
The register indexes studies relevant to the methods of systematic reviews of healthcare and social interventions. This database includes journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, conference abstracts, and reports of ongoing methodological research.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
This database contains full text articles in the area of communications, public relations, and mass media studies. It also includes profiles of noted authors in the field.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
This website collects information on policy changes across countries. Data may be exported into customizable charts.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Whether you’re an expert in the field or an undergraduate, ProQuest Computing delivers vital information directly to your desktop from scholarly journals and trade publications as well as consumer titles. The database includes product reviews, database design and management, software, hardware, e-commerce, website development, intranets and extranets, and technology management.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
This database contains journals covering the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, new technologies, and social & professional context.
Counseling and Therapy in Video (See Academic Video Online )
  • This database offers video content.
  • This database offers video content.
The collection helps recognize mental health disorders and provide accurate diagnoses via 400+ streaming mental health videos aligned to DSM-5®/ICD-10 content. Films are used to introduce and improve understanding, recognition, and diagnosing of psychiatric disorders as well as improve clinical competency.
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CQ Researcher provides in-depth reports on current events and topics of current interest. Each report provides historical background on the topic, outside commentary, pro/con arguments, chronological information, and a substantial bibliography. CQ Researcher addresses a wide range of topics including legal, political, and social issues, communication and mass media, health, education, science, and technology.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
The Criminal Justice database contains a wide selection of journals on criminal justice, family law, drug enforcement, and rehabilitation. It contains full text journals and periodicals.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
An open source Toronto-based publication, produced by academics, faculty, and librarians, which focuses on current criminological research. Archived from 1998 to present.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Visualizations of U.S. government data.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Open Access database that includes critical appraisals of systematic reviews, particularly those addressing the effects of health interventions. While DARE doesn’t include the full text of the systematic reviews, it does include citations to the original research.
Note: This is the archived version. The site was last updated March 31, 2015.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: DOAB
Free, academic books from over 100 publishers.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • All journals are peer reviewed
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: DOAJ
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They cover all subjects and languages. There are over 6000 free, full-text available journals in the directory.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Created and maintained by the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University. Includes an interactive search tool.
The database contains full text of dissertations and theses written by Walden students.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: E-Commerce Statistics
E-Stats is the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” This site features recent and upcoming releases, information on methodology, and background papers.
Access full-text e-books covering a wide variety of topics. The collection includes theoretical works, primary source materials, writing and research guides, technical help books, reference materials, and more.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Search Education Commission of the States’ database. Browse by education issue, legislation, or search the knowledge base for any topic. ECS partners with education policy leaders to address issues by sharing resources and expertise.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Education Research Starters contain brief overviews of popular education topics.
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Education Source covers all levels of education–from early childhood to higher education as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. It is the world’s largest and most complete collection of full-text education journals with many peer-reviewed titles.
Coverage of biomedical literature worldwide that includes MEDLINE, plus many conference abstracts and EU journals not found elsewhere. Particularly strong in drug and pharmacology information.
  • All journals are peer reviewed
Emerald is a leader in publishing management research for both the scholar and the practitioner. Be sure to search within My subscribed content to find full-text content.
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ERIC, maintained by the US Department of Education, indexes over a million journal and non-journal sources focused on education research, including including work produced or funded by the U.S. Department of Education, other federal departments, state or local agencies, policy organizations professional associations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Search ERIC, a database of 1.3 million bibliographic records maintained by the US Department of Education, and Education Source, one of the largest collections of full-text education journals, at the same time.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: European statistics
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
Expanded Academic ASAP (See Gale Academic OneFile Select)
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Open source, peer reviewed articles as well as posters and slides in science fields including health and medicine.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
FAO documents and publications, as well as selected non-FAO publications, in electronic format. It includes publications dealing with food, food security, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and rural development.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
This website, hosted by the United States government works to make federal data accessible to the public.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
FindLaw provides free, general information regarding various aspects of United States law.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Indexes over 4000 free, full text journals from various medical publishers.

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Contains many peer-reviewed journal articles and periodicals on most Walden subject areas, including psychology, business, criminal justice, and the social sciences. This database contains some full text.
The collection has encyclopedias and specialized reference resources.
This database presents viewpoint articles arguing both sides of controversial issues. The information presented also includes primary source articles, reference material, newspapers, statistics, and images.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
LegalTrac contains articles from major law reviews, journals, and legal newspapers on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Regulations, Legal Practice, and Taxation. Coverage includes British Commonwealth, European Union and International Law.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
The General Social Survey is a sociological survey designed to track changes in attitudes, practices, and experiences in the United States.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: GTD
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world since 1970 (currently updated through 2018). GTD includes systematic data on international as well as domestic terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes over 190,000 cases. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and — when identifiable — the identity of the perpetrator.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
You might find a free, full text book or limited preview at Google Books, along with options to buy print and digital copies.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Google collects publically available data from organizations like Eurostat, OECD, U.S. Census Bureau and World Bank and offers visualizations of this data. Users may also upload their own datasets to create visualizations.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
govinfo is the United States government’s database of government documents, covering documents and records from all three branches of the federal government.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. It includes financial, contact, mission, and leadership information on every nonprofit registered with the IRS as tax-exempt.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
The Institute produces a wide range of resources on topics pertaining to sexual and reproductive health. See also the “Data Center” page.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
HathiTrust contains both full text and non-full text books. Many books in HathiTrust are not available in Google Books.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
The Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database contains peer-reviewed scientific literature used by the Environmental Protection Agency to produce assessments. The literature relates to human health and ecological risk topics. Nursing Databases
The Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) database provides information about approximately 15,000 measurement instruments. The full text instruments are NOT included in HaPI. Instead this database is used to discover instruments on a topic, track the history of an instrument over time, and find publisher information.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
A database from National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology for research datasets and instruments.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: HCUP
Longitudinal hospital care data in the United States from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Facilitates access to 1.9 million full text articles mainly in the (bio)medical sciences. Most journals provide free access to back issues older than 12-24 months. Some journals also provide access to current issues.
This database contains over 82,800 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.
Hoover’s Company Profiles (see Business Market Research Collection) Nursing Databases
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
This collection covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Hospitality & Tourism Complete contains nearly 950,000 records, with coverage dating as far back as 1965. There is full text for more than 530 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports, and books.

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Research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China. Reports include analysis of industry drivers, risk, market data and segments, competitors, and industry performance. Includes Business Environmental Profiles that summarize key drivers for industries in the U.S. Global industry reports for selected industries are also available.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
IBM’s Technical Paper Search provides the scientific community with access to technical reports written by members of the IBM Research community. Some reports are available for download. Once a technical report is published in either a journal or conference proceedings, it is sometimes replaced with a reference to the external source.
ICPSR offers more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data. Disciplines represented include political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, terrorism, health and medical care, early education, education, racial and ethnic minorities, psychology, law, substance abuse and mental health, and more. Contact the Center for Research Quality for assistance with ICPSR.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: ITU-D
The Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) fosters international cooperation and solidarity in the delivery of technical assistance and in the creation, development, and improvement of telecommunication and ICT equipment and networks in developing countries. Nursing Databases.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
This database contains IEEE online society-sponsored journals, transactions and magazines including peer-reviewed journals focusing on practical applications in research, design and specification, scientific and technical content, and electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: International Labour Organization
ILO’s central statistics database ILOSTAT provides information for for cross-country statistics on the labour market. The database contains over 100 indicators covering more than 230 countries and economies.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
The International Federation of Social Worker’s (IFSW) archive contains information dating back to 1846. The archives contain historical documents, newsletters and photos.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center is an in-depth database that offers information on security & counter-terrorism. Content for ISCTRC includes hundreds of full-text journals and periodicals, thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and Background Information Summaries pertaining to terrorism and security.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Information Resources Management Association
The Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) welcomes professionals, students, and academicians to search thousands of peer-reviewed works covering all areas of technology applied to modern organizations. Aiming to enhance knowledge of current topics in Information Resources Management, Research IRM, powered by InfoSci-OnDemand, makes thousands of proceedings papers, scholarly journal articles, and book chapters available for download. Nursing Databases.

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Systematic reviews, evidence summaries, and best practice information sheets developed by an Australian-based university research and development institution.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Public opinion and research statistics on public health and healthcare policy.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Offers data on indicators affecting children and families in the United States, including education, family and community, and well-being. Downloadable into graphs and reports.

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  • Some journals are peer reviewed
This database provides access to peer-reviewed education technology and e-learning journals; It also has conference proceedings and e-books.
LegalTrac (See Gale OneFile: LegalTrac)
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: LGBT Life with Full Text
Contains abstracts and full text articles focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Includes over 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers and more than 150 monographs/books. Nursing Databases
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
LISTA indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

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This comprehensive book presents comparative business statistics in a clear, straightforward manner. Market Share Reporter affords an immediate overview of companies, products, and services, and cites original sources. A convenient arrangement by four-digit SIC code helps business decision makers and researchers easily access needed data for more than 3,600 entries. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/ products along with their market share; and more.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Millions of references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine; indexed with the National Library of Medicine’ Medical Subject Headings (MESH).
Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print contains reviews of over 3,000 commercially available, English language testing instruments. Reviews contain information about the reliability, validity, and publication details of the testing instruments. A score index that allows users to easily identify what is being measured in individual tests and bibliographic information is also included. Testing instruments fall into many categories such as psychological tests, career inventories, intelligence and aptitude, and personality. There are no full text testing instruments in this database.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Merck Manuals provide medical information, diagnostic criteria, and clinical decision support for healthcare providers and patients in ten languages, separated into professional and consumer versions. Browse by topic, symptoms, emergencies, drug information, news & commentary. The Professional version also has case studies and quizzes. Nursing Databases
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
  • This database offers video content.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free online collection of learning materials and exercises submitted by community members designed to enhance and inspire the online teaching experience. There are over 40,000 pieces of content spanning from case studies, assessment tools, online course modules, reference material, tutorials, syllabi, as well as many others in over 21 different fields of study.
  • Some journals are peer reviewed
Military & Government Collection provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals. The database also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals. Topics include news on all branches of military and government as well as homeland security.

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  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Holds infographics with statistics on mental health facts for children, teens, and adults in the United States. Focuses statistics on prevalence of mental illness, consequences of lack of treatment, and social statistics.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Hundreds of books which can be downloaded as pdf for free by the chapter or the entire book. Topics include: Agriculture, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Conflict and Security Issues, Education, Energy, Environmental Studies, Food & Nutrition, Industry and Labor.
Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Provides well-organized fact sheets of mental health statistics on topics such as morbidity, ambulatory care visits, and hospital inpatient care.
  • Open Access databases provide unrestricted access to and use of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.
Provides microdata from researchers and national data collections about child abuse and neglect in free data sets for secondary analysis. From Cornell University.
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Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”. The NSF provides federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities.
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Contains publications from the National Center for Education Statistics. NCES is the primary (U.S.) federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
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Provides a wide variety of data, materials, and tools on neuroscience topics. Categories include datasets, disease, drugs, and people.
Nexis Uni provides full-text access to legal news, company information, regulations, law reviews, case law, and other legislative information.
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Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Public National Technical Reports Library
The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. NTIS provides businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.
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Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: National Technical Reports Library
The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. Through NTRL, NTIS provides businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.

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Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
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“We are a Social Enterprise run by scholars who are committed to making high-quality research available to readers around the world. We publish monographs and textbooks in all areas, and offer the academic excellence of a traditional press[…]. All our books are available to read for free online”
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Open Library has well over 20 million edition records, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon.
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OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. It is a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs to increase traffic and discoverability of ETD research.
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This is a small collection of full text nursing journals. They range in scope from general nursing to specializations such as emergency and dermatology nursing. All titles are also indexed in CINAHL.

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Papers Invited database consists of detailed, comprehensive information about calls for papers with deadlines regarding forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals.
Pivot provides researchers the edge to bring together the right research opportunities, grant funding, and people quickly and easily. It provides global and local connections that strengthen research by exploring new avenues for funding and collaboration for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students.
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Political Science Complete provides full text for over 400 publications, including international political, economic, and law journals, and indexes over 800 journals.
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The Political Science Complete and Business Source Complete Combined Search contains both practical and scholarly information on policy, legal, economic, and professional topics. Use this search to locate scholarly journal articles, case studies, company profiles, reports, conference papers, financial data, and SWOT analyses. Particularly useful for topics related to business policy and the nonprofit sector.
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PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.
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Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks.
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Project Muse is a collection of over 400 peer-reviewed humanities and social science journals, and covers a wide variety of topics. All of the articles in this database are available in full text.
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ProQuest Central includes a very large selection of scholarly and peer-reviewed publications appropriate for all Walden programs of study, as well as unique materials like newspapers, dissertations, and business information.
The Dissertations and Theses database gives you full text access to over 3 million dissertations and theses from schools and universities around the world, including Walden dissertations. You can choose to search either all the dissertations and theses, or just those created at Walden.
ProQuest Ebook Central offers e-books from the fields of education; psychology and social work; nursing and allied health; computers and IT.
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Similar to ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health, with an overlapping journal set. This resource includes more health administration and consumer health titles.
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Includes abstracts and indexing that covers nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and related topics. It also includes dissertations and can be a good source for grey literature.
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With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,600 titles, with more than 1,270 available in full text. In full text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.
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Full text access to the journals published by the American Psychological Association (over 100 peer-reviewed scholarly journals). All content in PsycARTICLES can be searched and accessed in PsycINFO.
PsycBOOKS contains over 30,000 PDF chapters from over 1,800 books.
Unique source of gray literature (non-peer reviewed) in the field of psychology including the latest conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, research reports, patient-oriented factsheets and brochures, magazines, standards and guidelines.
This resource features the DSM-5 in full text as well as a small collection of textbooks and journals.
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Psychological Experiments Online contains multimedia sources documenting psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Seventy-five hours of original audio and video recordings are (when possible) paired with hard to find materials such as notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, and letters penned by lead psychologists, as well as videos of modern replications and modifications to the original experiments.
Find articles in the field of psychology across multiple databases including, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, PsycEXTRA, and PsycINFO.
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The largest resource devoted to scholarly peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. Also includes book chapters, books, dissertations, and all content from PsycARTICLES (American Psychological Association journals).
PsycTESTS contains access to unpublished (not commercially available) psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments. Each record contains reliability and validity, scope, implementation, and an overview when available. Most records also contain the full text of the instrument.
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PsycTESTS and Health and Psychosocial Instruments are collections of assessment instruments related to a variety of fields. This simultaneous search allows you to search both databases at once to locate assessment instruments.
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PTSDpubs database (formerly PILOTS) is a freely available, online database providing access to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD.
Public Administration Abstracts is a bibliographic database covering essential areas related to public administration. With over 54,000 records dating back to 1964, Public Administration Abstracts is an excellent resource for all administration topics, including theory, economics, politics, society, and social services.
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Includes the MEDLINE database, plus in process-citations, “Ahead of Print” items, NIH-funded research projects, books from the NCBI Bookshelf, and selected items from PubMed CentralLearn how to locate full text available through Walden University Library in PubMed.

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Alternative Name(s) & Keywords: RefUSA
ReferenceUSA is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. ReferenceUSA helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.
This database contains business news articles and periodicals, including Crain’s publications.

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Includes current peer-reviewed journal articles in psychology, political science, management, education, and more.
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This database contains encyclopedias and handbooks in over 20 different subject areas.
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SAGE Research Methods Online allows researchers to explore their chosen methodology and research concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methodologies or identify a new methodology, conduct their research, and write up their findings. SAGE Research Methods contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire Little Green Book, and Little Blue Book series, two Major Works collating a selection of journal articles, and newly commissioned videos.
SAGE Stats provides hard to find, interactive statistical data in the area of social sciences. SAGE Stats includes data from the United States on topics such as healthcare, business/economy, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances. Users can create visual comparisons of data and export data sets.
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ScholarWorks makes publicly available the scholarly and creative output of the Walden University community. The searchable database includes Walden dissertations and Walden’s open access research journals.
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SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development.
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Coverage is particularly strong for the life and physical sciences, medicine, and technical fields, but also includes some social sciences and humanities.
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SDSU Test Finder from San Diego State University. Searchable database (compiled by San Diego State University) for locating known assessment instruments.
Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), this database provides indexing and abstracts for journals dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.
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A comprehensive social sciences database covering sociology, criminal justice, social work, family studies, and related disciplines. Materials include full text articles, books, and conference papers.
This collection is strong in computer science and engineering books, but also includes other subjects. Walden Library’s access to the collection is 2011 copyright year only.

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Access to over 1,900 scholarly journals published by Taylor & Francis covering the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.
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Teacher Reference Center provides many subjects for teachers needs, including assessment, best practices, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, science and mathematics, and teacher education.
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Thoreau is a tool that searches across many of the Library databases. It is not able to search every database, but it does search enough of our resources to be a useful tool for quick, simple searches.
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TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) is a freely-accessible database that includes evidence-based synopses, clinical answers, systematic reviews, guidelines, and tools. It does not automatically link to Walden subscriptions; may use Google Scholar to find full text.

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The database has publisher and publication information for more than 300,000 journals of all types from around the world. Use the database to find out if a journal is peer reviewed by searching for the journal title.
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Provides free data access to UN statistical databases through a single entry point. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.
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Collection of publications from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
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Offers statistics on a diverse range of subject areas pertaining to children across the world, such as child mortality, child health, early childhood development, and education.
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The United Nations Public Administration Network contains a large e-library that contains a variety of information including surveys and policy information.
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Child welfare information gateway statistics. Links to reports, databases, and other sources of statistics and demographic data on topics, including child and family well-being in the United States, child abuse and neglect, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and international adoption.

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Find books available in the Walden Library.
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The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.
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Provides current list of data on many health related topics on an international scale, including subtopics: alcohol, tobacco, substance use disorders, and general mental health. Nursing Databases.
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