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Articles

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
Alternative HealthwatchLogin Required
Articles
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for 180 publications, many peer-reviewed journals; subject areas cover complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
Anatomy.TV - Primal Pictures (STAT!Ref)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information Images

From STAT!Ref, this is a premier human anatomy and physiology resource with images, drawings, MRI scans, and more.

Auscultation Assistant (UCLA Medical School)
Website
Audio tool for nursing and medical students to distinguish between normal & abnormal heart and breathing sounds; also information about the physiology of murmurs, etc.
AVON: Academic Video Online (was VAST)Login Required
Movies/Films
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), AVON includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Government Images Statistics / Weights / Measures
Information on specific health and safety topics, public health image library, state and national data sets on health and disease as well as environmental health and emergency preparedness and more.
ChemIDplus (National Library of Medicine)
Government Website
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site is used to locate & identify a chemical or drug's toxicity, physical properites, molecular weight, etc.
CINAHL CompleteLogin Required
Articles
Definitive database for nursing and allied health research. Find information on Audiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Consumer Health. Includes evidence-based care sheets.
Cold Spring Harbor Lab Oral History
Website
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives has undertaken a major initiative to document the history of science through the words and images of the scientists who have worked and regularly visited here. This unique collection of oral histories provides an unprecedented perspective on the development of molecular biology, the present state of the science, and visions of the future by the leading scientists in the field.
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests - With Nursing Implications (STAT!Ref)Login Required
E-Book
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref
Delmar's Guide to Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests (STAT!Ref)Login Required
E-Book
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref
Drugs.com
Website
A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.
EBook Central (formerly Ebrary)-- Academic Non-Fiction CollectionLogin Required
E-Book
At over 300,000 online books, these non-fiction books span all academic subject areas. Can be read online or downloaded.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Movies/Films
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
Foundations of Nursing Research (STAT!Ref)Login Required
E-Book
A nursing resource from STAT!Ref
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
General OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Genetics Home Reference (NLM)
Encyclopedia Information Government Website

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health. GHR is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Global Issues in ContextLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures

From Gale, this database provides perspectives on International news, events, health, business, foreign conflict, science, society, politics, women and family and other issues as well as maps, history and other tools.

Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care (STAT!Ref)Login Required
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA Directories / Phone Books Encyclopedia Information
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref
Handbook of Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Imbalances (STAT!Ref)Login Required
E-Book
A nursing resource from STAT!Ref
Harvard Health Publications
Website
From Harvard Medical School, find health-related newsletters, reports, books, etc.
Health & Medical Complete (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
This database offers reliable, comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.
Health Source - Consumer EditionLogin Required
Articles
(via EbscoHost) Rich collection of consumer health information including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Searchable full text for nearly 150 journals.
Health Source - Nursing/Academic EditionLogin Required
Articles
(via EbscoHost) 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
Healthfinder.gov (National Health Information Center)
Government
Includes health topics A-Z, health news, services near you, health reform & other resources.
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Images
Select Images search box limiter from any EbscoHost Database advanced search page.
Institute of Medicine: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine - Reports
Articles
Online reports from the Institue of Medicine, including Future of Nursing, Public Health, Diseases, and other medical, biomedical research topics.
JSTORLogin Required
Articles
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
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Test / Exam Practice Website
Access several K-12, college, and workforce centers for free online academic and licensing practice tests and exams; career exploration and advice; job searching skills; academic success & more! Learning Express offers over 27 tests including GED, SAT, TOEFL, Nursing, GRE, Firefighter, Civil Service, U.S. Citizenship, Writing. Create a simple, free account to take practice exams.
Lexis-Nexis - All News SearchLogin Required
Newspaper
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of information designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. This link provides advanced searching of all major world publications, newspapers, reviews, broadcasts & more.
MasterFILE PremierLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Mayo Clinic Health Information
Website
Find diseases and conditions by name or symptoms. Find drug and supplements information and learn about tests and procedures. Search "calculators" to find BMI, Heart Risk & other calculators.
Medical Dictionary
Dictionaries / Thesauri Government
From MedlinePlus
Medical Images
Government Images
Millions of biomedical images from medical and life science journals maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a division of National Library Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Medical Mnemonics.com
Website Tools
A learning aid to remember the names of muscles systems, nerve systems, bones & more. Find a mnemonic (ni-'ma-nik) or submit your own.
MedicLatinaLogin Required
Articles
From EbscoHost, MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.
Medline
Articles Government
A service of the National Library of Medicine, this database provides access to Medline citations back to the mid-1960s and additional life science journals. It includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine - NIH)
Government
Health-related information for the general public: encyclopedia, herbal supplement information, current health news & interactive tutorials. Excellent resource for nursing students.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy - 19th ed. (via STATRef!)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures
A nursing & medical resource from STAT!Ref.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
National Institutes of Health: Health Information
Government
A directory of health information organized by conditions, body systems, types of patients and more.
Nursing & Allied Health (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source™ provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.
Nursing Education in VideoLogin Required
Movies/Films
From Alexander Street Press, NEV is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.
Nursing Resource Center (Gale)Login Required
Articles
Designed to support nursing programs. NRC offers premier supplemental reference material geared to the education and research needs of nursing students, including access to sample care plans, multimedia content, full text reference books, citations to journals in the field and more.
OvidSP: LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier CollectionLogin Required
Articles
OVID's (Wolters Kluwer) collection of searchable nursing journals and publications.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
PCC Natural Markets Health Notes: A-Z Index of Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs
Website
A consumer A-Z guide to information about specific vitamins, minerals & herbs. Includes current research & recommendations.
PLOS One (Open access Science & Medicine)
Articles Website
PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Publications include Biology, Medicine, Computational Biology, Genetics, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens, and Current Events (Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc.) Note: Some content may not be fully peer-reviewed.
Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest ComprehensiveLogin Required
Articles E-Book

Proquest Comprehensive includes Proquest Central, SciTech, Historical Newspapers, Ebrary (eBook Central) ebooks as well as many other smaller, specialized collections. Remember to limit to type of information once you do a search (scholarly articles or newspapers or books, etc.) 

Note: Click on databases at top and select all databases to search everything.
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
Government
From the National Institutes of Health, PubMed providesover 23 million citations from biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Some fulltext is included.
PubMed Central (PMC - Fulltext journal archive)
Articles Government
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
RN Central - a site for nurses by nurses
Website
RN Central provides working and prospective nurses with the information they need to research different nursing roles and disciplines, launch a new career in the field, or advance in a current one. Use our site to guide you through the online learning opportunities available for nurses who need more flexibility in their educational experience. Explore the options you have as a new nursing student or as a career nurse simply looking to fulfill continuing education requirements.
Science Direct: College EditionLogin Required
Articles E-Book
From Elsevier, provides peer-reviewed journals, books, handbooks, & reference books covering scientific, social science, medical and technical information. Sci Direct also has ebooks on Human Health and Veterinary Medicine. Check mark "books" and uncheck "journals" when searching.
Science.gov
Government Website
FirstGov for Science. A portal to locate a vast number of scientific websites. Search for discipline areas such as Soils, Plants, Weed & Pest, Meteorology, Civil Engineers, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Computers, Communication, etc.
SciTech Collection (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
Proquest's full Science and Technology collection including biological, medical, physical, environmental, engineering, materials, toxicology, aerospace, telecommunications, computer sciences and much more!
Seafood Health Facts (& Harvest information)
Website
A joint project of Oregon State University, Cornell University, the Universities of Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida & California and the Community Seafood Initiative. This site is designed to be a comprehensive resource on seafood products for healthcare providers and practitioners and their patients. It is also intended to be a resource for consumers to obtain objective information on seafood products.
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
STAT!Ref (All Stat!Ref reference & Anatomy.TV-Primal Pictures)Login Required
Articles E-Book
The premier healthcare e-source. Includes medical reference ebooks, Anatomy.TV - Primal Pictures and more.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (via STATRef!)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information
A nursing & medical resource & dictionary.
Total BooX (Ebooks)
New E-Book
This innovative ebook service allows users to have an unlimited number of ebooks for as long as they like. Over 50,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. You'll need download a mobile app and set up an account with your library card and PIN.
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
World Health Organization
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Tools
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
Wyoming Dept. of Health Vital Statistics
Statistics / Weights / Measures

Find Wyoming state and county statistics regarding birth, death and other related health statistics.

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)
Directories / Phone Books Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
WIND is part of the University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences. Major functions include preparing university students to help persons with disabilities live and work in more inclusive communities and providing current information about the broad area of disabilities, particularly in the area of developmental disabilities, to Wyoming residents and professionals.
Wyoming State Website
Government Website
Portal access to the State of Wyoming government

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