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Graduate Nursing

Databases for Respiratory Therapy Research

These databases can be accessed both on and off campus by using your UMary email address and password. 
Nursing and Allied Health Sciences


This popular database is a cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature. Indexing for nearly 5,500 journals. This provides full text access for more than 1,300 journal articles within the index.

MEDLINE with Full Text

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. Additionally, the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

Nursing Reference Center

The Nursing Reference Center web-based nursing reference system is designed to provide the latest evidence-based clinical information for nursing practice, education, and research at the point-of-care.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

This database is a collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.  

Acland's Anatomy

Acland's Anatomy is an online platform for the delivery of more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens. This series uses human specimens that have not been embalmed to illustrate anatomical structures. The teaching video uses simple language and high quality images. 

Free Databases Available for SIGMA Members

Go to the "professional organizations" tab to join SIGMA and gain access.

Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Sigma's scholarly research journal is one of the most widely read and respected healthcare journals internationally. Free access is available for all Sigma members via this website or our mobile apps.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing is a peer reviewed, evidence-based nursing journal and a primary source of information to improve patient care. Free access is available for all Sigma members via this website or our mobile apps.

General Databases

Academic Search Ultimate

This database provides access to resources in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, bio medicine, engineering, health, law, literacy, mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.

Clinical Key

This free resource offers access full-text access to journals from multiple disciplines. It's succinct article descriptions make Clinical Key a quick and easy resource for students.

Interlibrary Loan

The Welder Library Interlibrary Loan Policy explains what you need to do set up an ILLIAD account. Once you set that up, you may log in and use the account for requesting resources not held at the Welder Library. You will be able to:

  • Submit request(s)
  • Track request(s)
  • Check due dates
  • Renew items
  • View borrowing history
  • Access material delivered electronically   

Online students must use ILLIAD to request books and media held by the Welder Library, as well as surrounding libraries. It is vital that all students, both on campus and online, establish an ILLIAD account to obtain needed library materials. Books and media requested by online students will be forwarded to students by mail. Online students are responsible for return postage to return the item to Welder Library.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy   

Note: Articles delivered to your ILLIAD account are only accessible for 30 days. After 30 days the software will display grayed out icons of article PDFs in your history, and you will no longer be able to access the article. If you need articles longer, you may want to keep a print or electronic copy when you first receive it.

For more information on ILLIAD, check out this Interlibrary Loan Tutorial.