CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and provides full text for 329 selected nursing journals and an additional 2,500 journals in the fields of nursing and allied health, plus NLN and ANA publications and more. Click for downloadable search guide.
Watch a 5-min. video demo.Searching CINAHL Step-by-Step
Interactive tutorial. Learn how to search CINAHL by following the instructions.PubMed
PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers. Click for downloadable instructions.Searching PubMed Step-by-Step
Interactive tutorial. Learn to search PubMed by following the instructions.Cochrane Library
Systematic reviews of health care interventions in support of evidence based practice. Database includes Cochrane Systematic Reviews and Methodology Reviews, Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Central Register of Controlled Trials,
Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database, and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.Trip Database
Free, publicly available resource. Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. NOTE: The Falvey "Find it" link does not appear in Trip search results. To check for full-text access, use the Journal Finder link on the library homepage.UpToDate
Evidence based, peer-reviewed information resource for clinicians. Allows them to answer questions quickly, increase their clinical knowledge and improve patient care.Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
A comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses with over 2.4 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637, and more than 65,000 new citations are added to the database every year. Where available, PQDT provides 24 Page Previews of dissertations and theses. In addition, nearly one million are available for download in PDF format. (Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be Native PDF, some PDF Image).Health and Psychosocial Instruments (EBSCO)
Provides reviews of measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) used in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences. The actual instruments are NOT included full-text in the database.Journals@Ovid
Provides Villanova users access to full-text articles from 47 nursing journals and to citations to articles in over 700 scientific, technical and medical journals. Years covered vary with the journal but most date from 1996 to date.ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Find complete, full-text information from leading nursing and related publications.Red Book Online (American Academy of Pediatrics)
The online home of the report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases offers instant web-based access to the complete text of the Red Book®, the complete visual library of over 2,000 images, vaccine status information, infectious disease news, and much more.PsychiatryOnline
Includes the full text of all editions of the DSM-V, full text articles of some psychiatric journals as well as a few psychiatric textbooks, self-assessment tools, medication information handouts, and more. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines in both comprehensive and quick-reference formats are searchable also.Natural Standard
Offers quick access to comprehensive, evidence-based, peer-reviewed information on foods, herbs, supplements and natural therapies. Monograph sections include interactions, adverse effects, allergies, efficacy, pregnancy/lactation data and mechanism of action. English, French and Spanish Patient Handouts are available.Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
Do geneaology searches forwards and backwards for cited references. Subject searching also on Web of Knowledge. Coverage begins 1945 to present. Click for downloadable guide to cited reference searching
MIT CogNet is an electronic community for researchers in cognitive and brain sciences. Includes library of electronic books and journals from the MIT Press as well as other publishers, professional associations, institutions and individuals.PubMed Central
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the National Institutes of Health.
Services to Distance Learners
The Distance Services Program provides book delivery service
for graduate-level students currently registered in Distance Learning courses and for faculty and graduate students with remote appointments. Falvey Memorial Library provides for delivery of library books requested by registered Distance Learning Students who reside over 25 miles from Villanova.
American FactFinder is a web site used to distribute data collected by the United States Census Bureau.
It provides data for the lowest level of geography, to largest geographic entities, from zip code areas, to Census tracts.Statistical Abstract of the United States
Site provides access to current 2012 PDF and past editions. Includes everything from government spending to the environment to communications. It is a most comprehensive one-volume reference source on the Nation's economic and social condition.Community Health Data Base (CHDB)
The central component of the database is the Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Surveys that provide timely information on the residents, children and adults who live in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The survey targets key information about health status, personal health behaviors and access to and utilization of area health services. Data available at the census tract, ZIP code, county and regional level. ONLY AVAILABLE to the Villanova Community; for more information ask at Reference Desk or Nursing Lab.Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) offers several time series and other types of aggregate data that consist mainly of raw data derived from surveys, censuses and administrative records. The data holdings contain studies and files that cover a wide range of social science areas such as population, economics, education, health, social and political behavior, social and political attitudes, history, crime, aging, and substance abuse. Click here
for searching tips.Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Indexing and abstracting (with select full text from 2007) of statistical resources from U.S. state government, business and research institute statistical publications. Tables for U.S. government and business reports.State Health Facts (Kaiser Family Foundation)
State and comparative statistics on health care.PA Bureau of Health Statistics and Research - Resources
Find health statistics for Pennsylvania: vital statistics, behavioral risk data, cancer incidence and mortality, minority health statistics, Healthy People 2010 statistics, and moreCDC Wonder
A single point of access to a wide variety of reports and statistics on public health in the US.WHOSIS (World Health Organization)
Core health indicators, searchable by variables & country.National Center for Health Statistics
Statistical web portal for US public health statistics.Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)Vital Statistics of the United StatesState and Metropolitan Area Data Book
REF HA202.S84 2006 Quick reference to housing and population statistics for the U.S. Bureau of Census. Find values and percentages for population characteristics and business activity by county and city.Millennium Development Goals Indicators (UN)Atlas of United States MortalityPhilly Neighborhoods OnlinePhiladelphia Vital Statistics Report
Comprehensive data about the vital events of births, deaths, and fetal deaths (i.e. still-births) occurring to Philadelphia residents.Philadelphia Vital Statistics Events by Census Tract and ZIP Code
Aggregate data on vital statistics events by neighborhood or community within Philadelphia.JCR Web: Science & Social Sciences Editions (Thomson Reuters)
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) provides the Impact Factor (the relative importance of journals within a given field) and other citation data for around 11,000 scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is multidisciplinary and international, incorporating journals from 3,300 publishers approximately 200 disciplines, and 80 countries.
Physicians' Desk Reference
REF RS75 .P5 (Information Desk)
]Red Book Online (American Academy of Pediatrics)
The online home of the report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Infectious Diseases offers instant web-based access to the complete text of the Red Book®, the complete visual library of over 2,000 images, vaccine status information, infectious disease news, and much more.
Includes the full text of all editions of the DSM-V, full text articles of some psychiatric journals as well as a few psychiatric textbooks, self-assessment tools, medication information handouts, and more. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines in both comprehensive and quick-reference formats are searchable also.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
6th ed. The official guide to APA style.
Reference-Information Desk BF76.7 .P83 2010
Copies also located in LRC and Health Promotion Library.APA Demystified: Citing Journal Articles
4 min. Learn APA 6th Style for formatting references to journal and magazine articles.APA Demystified: In-Text Citations
4 min. Learn APA 6th Style for creating in-text citations.APA Demystified: Citing Web Pages, Books, Book Sections
4 min. Learn APA 6th Style for citing web pages, books, and book sectionsSample APA References
Downloadable sample list of references illustrating various APA 6th citing rules.APA Paper Format
Downloadable APA style template for Microsoft Word.Brief Hints on APA Style
Downloadable PDF document. Examples of journal article, book, and web references. Links to other helpful resources.APA Style Guide to Electronic References
How to cite electronic references according to APA 6th Style.Basics of APA Style
RefWorks, Zotero Quck Links
Tutorial designed by the APA for those who have no previous knowledge of APA Style®. Shows users how to structure and format their work, recommends ways to reduce bias in language and avoid plagiarism, and provides examples of in-text citations and references.
Quick intro to RefWorks and Zotero, two powerful citation management systems that store references and generate bibliographies in all major styles.Research and Documentation Online
Online guide to MLA, APA, Chicago, and Council of Science Editors styles.ICMJE Uniform Requirements for Biomedical Journals
Also called Vancouver Style. Sample references as recommended by Uniform Requirements