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AHFS Consumer Medication Information: AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers, with content updated monthly.

CINAHLThis database provides subject and keyword searching capabilities to specialized articles from more than 620 nursing & allied health journals. Evidence-based Care Sheets and health-related pamphlets are also included.

Health Source: Consumer Edition: This consumer health database accesses almost 80 full-text consumer health magazines and provides information on many topics, including general health, nutrition and the food sciences, medical sciences, child care, and sports medicine.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: This database is designed for nursing and allied health students and provides access to almost "550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names."

MEDLINE: Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the most comprehensive and authoritative database for information on medicine, nursing, health, "pre-clinical sciences, and much more." Contains links to selected full-text sources available with the EBSCO family of databases.

OneSearch Articles



Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles).  For more information on the difference between these types of articles, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.


Peer-reviewed or refereed journal articles are available from scholarly journals in print and online.  The Library has many online databases that index medical and nursing journals. 

We also have a small selection of print nursing journals in the Library.  This method is best for finding a specific citation that is not available online, or for browsing journals.

Be sure to consult the "Databases by Subject" list to find which databases will be best for you.

How do I know if my articles are peer-reviewed?

Academic or scholarly journal articles are made distinct from popular sources in all of our databases by grouping them separately or indicating them with an icon, such as :




Further refinement for peer-reviewed scholarly journals can be done during an initial search or by modifying search results.

  • Proquest allows you to choose the peer-reviewed articles on the search page:

or from the right-hand column of the results page:


  • EBSCO allows you to choose peer-reviewed on the main page:


Or, you can go to the Refine Results column on the left-hand side of the page and choose only peer-reviewed articles:


  • CINAHL and Medline articles are peer-reviewed, although newsletters and opinion pieces are not.

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