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General guide for library research in Nursing

Welcome and Overview

Welcome to the Research Guide for Nursing!  This guide will give you some ideas for places to start gathering information about topics in nursing.  Use the headings and links at the left to navigate through the guide for information about specific types of materials.

As your librarian for Nursing, I am happy to help if you have questions or need assistance. You can email me ( or use the "book now" button in my profile box on the left to make an appointment to meet in person, talk on the phone, or videochat.

Good luck with your research!


Nursing & Health Topics in the News

There are many places to find articles written more for the general population than career nurses or health professionals. Some suggested websites and journals:

New York Times Health section

New York TImes Online
UMass Amherst Libraries have purchased access to the New York Times Academic Pass program for the UMass Amherst campus. To register for your academic account to the New York Times, you'll need a UMass Amherst email address. 

Follow the Registration instructions on our New York TImes Online guide to set up your account.

Up To Date Mobile Access


Mobile app now available for UpToDate.

Before you can use it, you must first Register on the UpToDate homepage (top right corner).

After you create an account with UpToDate, you can download the mobile app (available for iOS, Android, Kindle).

Log in with your UpToDate account, and you are ready to go!

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