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Nursing Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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Sites for Nursing Students


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.
  • iTriage - website and free app with 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).
Major Nursing Sites


  • Allnurses.com - 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.
  • NursingWorld - American Nurses Association
  • NursingCenter.com - from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (publisher of the American Journal of Nursing)
  • Nurse.com - news and resources for practicing nurses
History of Nursing
Cross-Cultural Nursing


Print books in the Library:

Multicultural health care RA 418
Transcultural nursing RT 86.54


Diseases and Disorders
  • 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.
See the LSC-NH Library research guide for Diseases, Disorders, Conditions & Syndromes for a complete list of resources.








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 database Micromedex  provides patient information about drugs in 15 different languages. When you reach the front page of Micromedex, click on CareNotes System.
  • 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").
  • MayoClinic.com, 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.
  • National Health Information Center - part of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; provides toll-free phone numbers for health information, patient support groups, and links to related websites.  

Resumes, Cover Letters, etc.

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

APA Style

Video Introduction to APA (7 min)



Formatting a Research Paper in Microsoft Word

HPB Library




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