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Nursing Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

Sites for Nursing Students

Cross-Cultural Nursing


Diseases and Disorders

  • The LSC-NH Library research guide for Diseases, Disorders, Conditions & Syndromes provides a complete guideline to scholarly resources
  • MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, it offers much of its content in Spanish as well as English
  • NIH (National Institutes of Health - Connect here to get to the many institutes (e.g., NCI, NIMH, NIDDK) that fall under the jurisdiction of the NIH. Specialty sites for various diseases and disorders offer a rich repository of information. Use the NIH search engine to find specific information.
  • NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) - contains hard-to-find information about diseases that afflict relatively small numbers of people.

General Clinical Sites

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - From the NIH, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quick Reference Guides for Clinicians, and Consumer Guides.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The journals Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Emerging Infectious Diseases are on this site as well as extensive guidelines on infection control, immunizations, and hazardous substances.
  • Aetna's Intelihealth offers content from Harvard Medical School. 
  • WebMD includes a broad range of health information as well as some interesting features, like an online symptom checker (meant for consumers).

Journal Articles

Use the Health & Medicine Research Databases on/off campus to locate nursing-related articles.

If Lone Star College-North Harris Library does not have the journal you seek, the article may be obtained through interlibrary loan

Major Nursing Sites

  • - Search this site using their search engine and go directly to their links to web sites for nursing and diseases. This site also has a collection of medical search tools.
  • American Nurses Association's NursingWorld
  • - from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (publisher of the American Journal of Nursing)

Patient Education 

  • MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, offers much of its content in Spanish and some information in 47 other languages. 
  • CareNotes from the Micromedex database provides patient infomation about drugs in 15 different languages. When you reach the front page of Micromedex, click on CareNotes System.
  • Krames Online is provided by the American Academy of Physician Assistants; it offers disease/disorder information, medication information, and a video collection, all aimed at patients.
  • Films on Demand provides some patient education videos; be careful to choose the ones meant for consumers (e.g., "Chronic Kidney Disease: Are You at Risk?") and not the ones meant for professionals (e.g., "Caring for People with Renal Impairment").
  •, updated daily and sponsored by the noted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, provides health updates and preventative care information.
  • National Council against Health Fraud, a non-profit health agency that locates fraud, misinformation and quackery as public health problems, features position papers and links to information on erroneous and misleading health claims.
  • Toll-free Numbers for Patient Support Organizations - Provides phone numbers for patient support groups and links to related Web sites.  


Resumes, Cover Letters, etc.


APA Format Guides


Tips for Correctly Formattng a Paper Using APA in WORD 2007 Adobe Acrobat File (download free Acrobat Readerto view document)
Watch a video about APA formatting as a Flash file or on YouTube. (script)



APA Herding Cats Sample Paper 2010 (includes in-text and works cited pages in a pdf format).
Video Introduction to APA    
Citing Print and Other Sources (from The Purdue University On-line Writing Lab (OWL))
Electronic Reference Formats (from APA) 
Citing Government Documents (from University of Kentucky)
Diana Hacker's Social Sciences Citation Site (Bedford/St. Martin's)



APA Style Handout:


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