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OSF Medical Center Library Resources

  • Links to eBooks at Ovid, research, and evidenced-based resources. Requires OSF Saint Francis Medical Center EZ Proxy ID and password to access. Obtain EZ Proxy ID and password from the College Library. Proxy ID Request
  • On Campus Link
  • Off Campus Link

College of Nursing students have access to the databases listed below:

CinahlPlus via Ebsco

  • Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
  • Premier research database for nursing
  • 1,200 journals indexed, some dating from 1982
  • Many full-text articles available

Health Business FullText Elite via Ebsco

  • Comprehensive content from 480
  • Covers all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management
  • Topics include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management, and insurance

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition via Ebsco

  • Indexing for 550 scholarly full text journals
  • Includes 450 peer-reviewed journals
  • Abstracts and citations from 850 additional  journals provided
  • Strong coverage of nursing and allied health disciplines

Ovid Medline

  • The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database
  • User-friendly Ovid platform for easier searching
  • Subjects covered include medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences
  • Many articles are available full-text

OSF Journal Holdings

  • Search all OSF subscribed journals
  • Lists both print and online journals
  • Links provide immediate access to online journal content


  • Created by the National Library of Medicine
  • Free search engine for medical literature
  • Covers all areas of medicine, nursing, and allied health
  • Primarily citations and abstracts

Cochrane Reviews

  • Produced by the International Cochrane Collaborative
  • Systematic reviews that are based on the efforts of 50 working groups
  • They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as well as assess the accuracy of diagnostic tests