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Nursing & Allied Health Database: About

A guide to all aspects of Nursing & Allied Health, providing users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more

Subject Coverage

Find coverage for over 100 wide-ranging topics including:

  • Nursing
  • Allied health
  • Medical sciences
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health
  • Mental health
  • Pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Oncology
  • Physical medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology and geriatrics
  • Endocrinology
  • Social services and welfare
  • Health facilities and administration
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Traumatology
  • Orthopedics
  • Dental hygiene

Publication Types

  • Books
  • Dissertations & theses
  • Magazines
  • References/Reports
  • Scholarly journals
  • Trade publications
  • Videos

What is Nursing & Allied Health Database?

Nursing & Allied Health Database provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at healthcare facilities as well as nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions.

Nursing & Allied Health Database‚Äč provides abstracting and indexing for more than 1,200 titles, with over 1,050 titles in full-text, plus more than 15,700 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields.

More about Nursing & Allied Health Database

These are the main features and content:

Ongoing full-text access to high impact nursing journals and elite medical publications

Ongoing full-text access to high impact nursing publications including Journal of Nursing ScholarshipJournal of Emergency Nursing, and Nursing Standard (since April 2016). Core nursing journal coverage is augmented with elite medical publications such as The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet and is easily linked to other required content. Compared to other providers, ProQuest has shorter embargoes and more full-text content.

Diverse content aligned with student, instructor, and researcher needs

Supports end user need for diverse content with thousands of full-text dissertations unique to ProQuest covering many areas including nursing, mental health, public health, and topics related to the delivery of patient care.

ProQuest amasses summary journals, conference proceedings, trade journals, books, and more into a single cross-searchable collection. These primary, secondary, and tertiary content sources cover the spectrum of nursing scholarship and give all users from undergraduates and faculty to clinicians and practitioners easy access to relevant content.

Best practice/epidemiology

Access to evidence-based resources is as important as ever, which is why ProQuest includes thousands of evidence-based articles (systematic reviews and meta-analysis) and clinical trial records, not to mention expert opinions and findings from cohort and experimental studies.

Clinical training videos to learn by doing

Video content is a great support tool for nursing students and instructors before entering a clinical environment. Prepping to administer patient medication or performing a geriatric assessment is a bit easier when healthcare providers have seen it done before. The Nursing and Allied Health Database includes over 1,200 video clips from MedCom covering important topics such as healthcare safety, emergency planning, checking vital signs, and many more. All MedCom video clips on the ProQuest platform are expertly indexed with summary abstracts so they are seen in relevant search results right away.Ongoing full-text access to high impact nursing journals and elite medical publications.

Selection Policy

In order to provide coverage across 576 subjects, the selection policy for Nursing & Allied Health Database is very broad. The first priority of Nursing & Allied Health Database is to provide academic journals in full text for optimal research and teaching utility.

Publications that cover the main subjects within the various disciplines of health and medicine are selected on a regular, ongoing basis. Additional non-periodical content for general interest are also important in Nursing & Allied Health Database and are selected, upon review.

The majority of content is selected in the English language. However, academic journals in other languages are also considered and selected to provide well-rounded coverage of the most studied and popular subjects. Publications from a wide range of countries are desired and included.

Criteria used in selection of materials for inclusion are:


1.     Reputation of the journal and/or publisher

2.     Coverage of key subject areas

3.     Coverage of new or emerging subject areas

4.     Academic merit of the publication (impact factors or favorable reviews)

5.     Popularity of the title (consumer or general interest periodicals)

6.     Availability of full text rights

7.     Demand for the title

8.     Fills a need for a language or country of publication


Our Top Journals criteria:

  • Included in the Brandon/Hill core list: Hill D, Stickell HN. Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical library. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association 89(2) April 2001: p. 131.
  • Included in the Hague core collection list: Hague H. Core collection of medical books and journals 2001. 4th ed. London, U.K.: Medical Information Working Party, 2001. 
  • Included in the following study:  Barbara S Shearer, Suzanne P Nagy. Developing an academic medical library core journal collection in the (almost) post-print era: the Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library experience. Journal of the Medical Library Association 91(3) July 2003: p. 292
  • Included in the following study:  Allen, Peg et al. Mapping the literature of nursing: 1996-2000. Journal of the Medical Library Association 94(2) April 2006: p. 206
  • Included in the MLA NAHRS List of Journal Titles 2012
  • Has Impact Factors

Publication Coverage

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