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Online Journals

Online Books

Clinical Databases

Ovid Top Articles

Library Curated Articles

A sample of the online journals available in nursing include:

To locate all online journals available to you, search your local library.

A sample of the online books available in nursing include:

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Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, AORN
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Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice - Sandra M. Nettina
Publication Date: 2019
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Intravenous Medications - Betty L. Gahart
Publication Date: 2021
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Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms
Publication Date: 2010
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Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2021- Robert Kizior
Publication Date: 2021
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Telephone Triage Protocols for Nurses - Julie K. Briggs
Publication Date: 2021

American Nurses Association eBooks

To locate all online books available to you, search your local library.

  • allows you to explore human anatomy in a 3D interactive model. For access, must view in Chrome, Windows Edge, or Firefox. Internet Explorer or Safari will not work . 

  • AORN eGuidelines+

    AORN eGuidelines+ is a one-stop online site where hospital, ASC, and health system subscribers can easily access the Guidelines, plus other integrated resources and tools that can help facilities and individuals more effectively implement evidence-based patient care.

  • Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination*

    Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content. Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text

    CINAHL offers complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

  • ClinicalKey for Nursing (formerly Mosby's Nursing Consult)

    ClinicalKey for Nursing offers drug information, patient education, professional journals, reference ebooks, current news, clinical practice, evidence-based content and care planning tools.

  • Clinical Skills (formerly Mosby's Skills)*

    Clinical Skills provides evidence-based skills and procedures for nurses.

Library Staff know how busy you are. In an effort to keep you abreast of current literature, articles from journals available to you from the national VA library collection have been scanned to create the list hyperlinked below. This list is updated monthly.