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What is in this Guide

This guide is for Alaska nurses. It is designed to help you with research qeustions. Click on the tabs above or the links below. Please call 786-1870 or toll-free in Alaska 1-888-997-7878 if you have questions or need help.

Find Journals (By Title) -Does the library own a journal? Links on this page help you find out and also how to order specific articles from the library.

Find Books - Online books, how to request a book from the library, and more.

Evidence-Based Practice - Evidence pyramid, EBP resources, guidelines, and more.

Student Nurses - NCLEX practice exams, accredited progams, websites, and more.

Publishing Tips - Instructions for Authors; British Journal of Nursing series in 2010/2011 on publishing.

A World Without Nurses (YouTube video) - 3+ minutes video explores the value of the nursing profession.



Related Guides

Starting Points

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    The authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators, and researchers. Searching Tips

    * Over 2,900 journals and publications
    * Began in1982
    * Over 880,000 records
    * Includes journal articles, meeting abstracts, audiovisuals and dissertations.
  • PubMed
    Access to free MEDLINE available on the internet throughout the world. Provides access to over 20 million citations in 5,246 medical, nursing, dental, and research journals back to the 1950s. Tips for searching available as separate How To guide.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Developed for undergraduate students - this is a general database covering many topics.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Access provided as part of the Digital Pipeline.
  • Arctic Health Publications Database
    Material collected on health conditions for individuals living in the far north. Some full text. Visit the Health Topics area.

Beyond the Surface

The first three resources are either free or available by registering with the Alaska Medical Library.  Other resources can be researched by one of the medical lbirarians.  Contact us by phone (786-1870 or 1-888-997-7878) or email (

  • ADA Nutrition Care Manual
    Full-text research-based nutrition information, patient education materials, and clinical tools for all the major human diseases, updated annually. Available to healthcare providers in the State of Alaska by registering with the Alaska Medical Library.
  • TRIP: Turning Research Into Practice
    Free earch engine for evidence-based sources on the web.
  • Natural Standard
    An international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies.
  • Cochrane Library
    This evidence-based practice collection of six databases containing Cochrane reviews, systematic reviews, clinical trials, and methods, assessments, and economic studies in health care/
  • PsycINFO
    Psychology and related disciplines
    Nearly 2.3 million items: articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations
    1887 to the present
    97 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed.
  • Business Source Premier
    General interest and business research periodicals.
  • ERIC - Education
    The world`s largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles.

Alaska Medical Library

 Contact us:
Phone: 907.786.1870 or
1.888.997.7878 (in AK)
Fax: 907.786.1834

How To Videos

How-to videos on searching the CINAHL database.


How Do I Request Articles

You can request a copy of an article from the Alaska Medical Library. 

Within the nursing database CINAHL, add the items you need to the Folder, then click on the Folder icon (at the top of th page), select all the articles, then click the Email icon.  Email your list to   

You can email a list of articles to the same address, fax us a list of articles to 786-1608, or use our online form.

Photocopies (articles, book chapters) generally take one to two days, depending largely on whether the lending library can send the documents electronically.  


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