Welcome to the St. Vincent’s College Library Resources page. In addition to information about our databases and how to access them, there are links to other resources which you may find useful.
If you have any questions about or need assistance with any of the library resources, please contact the College Librarian, Debbie Guerra, by phone: 475-210-5336 or by email: SVCLibrarian@stvincentscollege.edu .
Below you will find brief descriptions of the databases. In order to access them you must first log onto Blackboard Learn. The links to the databases are found under “Services” located on the upper right of the homepage.
If you find an article you would like, but it is not available full text in a database, please send an email to SVCLibrarian@stvincentscollege.edu with the citation of the article and indicating that you are a student at the college. Within 2 to 3 business days, you will receive a return email with either the article attached or a message that the article could not be obtained.
Nursing Reference Center (NRC)
NRC contains evidence-based information in a variety of formats. These include: Quick Lessons which provide overviews on diseases and conditions; Evidence-Based Care sheets which provide summaries about a disease and its treatments; drug information from either Davis Drug Guide for Nurses or AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Skills and Procedures which describe the steps necessary for developing proficiency for a specific nursing task. Full text articles from journals available through CINAHL (see below for description) are incorporated. In addition, NRC contains twelve nursing and drug e-books.
CINAHL which stands for Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature is a nursing research database. It indexes literature from nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. Some of the indexed journals are available full text within the database.
Using OVID is one method of accessing Medline, a database for medicine and allied health fields. Another way to access Medline is through the site www.pubmed.gov , a website available to anyone with internet access. A benefit of searching in OVID is that we also subscribe to a collection of journals which are available in full text through the company which provides OVID.
ResearchIT CT is service of the Connecticut State Library. It provides access to a variety of databases including Academic Search Premier, a multidisciplinary database and PsycINFO, a behavioral science and mental health database. Descriptions of all the resources are found on the site.
Ebrary provides access to e-books covering all academic disciplines.