Articles & Journals

Need Help Searching Database?

Review the "How to Database Search" video by Bill Komanecki, MLIS, Librarian.

How to Retrieve Citations for a Journal Issue

Review the  "How to Retrieve Citations for a Journal Issue" document  by Bill Komanecki, MLIS, Librarian. 

OSF Libraries Resources

How to Identify a Research Article

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing students have access to a variety of databases and resources through the OSF Libraries website.

College of Nursing students have access to the databases listed below:

CinahlPlus via Ebsco

  • Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
  • Premier research database for nursing
  • 1,200 journals indexed, some dating from 1982
  • Many full-text articles available

Health Business FullText Elite via EBSCO

  • Comprehensive content from 480 journals
  • Covers all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management
  • Topics include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management, and insurance

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition via EBSCO

  • Indexing for 550 scholarly full text journals
  • Includes 450 peer-reviewed journals
  • Abstracts and citations from 850 additional  journals provided
  • Strong coverage of nursing and allied health disciplines

Ovid Medline

  • The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database
  • User-friendly Ovid platform for easier searching
  • Subjects covered include medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences
  • Many articles are available full-text

Journal Holdings

  • Search all OSF subscribed journals
  • Lists both print and online journals
  • Links provide immediate access to online journal content

Electronic Nursing Journals


  • Created by the National Library of Medicine
  • Free search engine for medical literature
  • Covers all areas of medicine, nursing, and allied health
  • Primarily citations and abstracts

Cochrane Reviews

  • Produced by the International Cochrane Collaborative
  • Systematic reviews that are based on the efforts of 50 working groups
  • They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as well as assess the accuracy of diagnostic tests