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SHIRP: Nurses

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Information for Nurses

SHIRP resources are embedded into the libraries at the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Nurses who are employees of these institutions are encouraged to use their institution’s library to access library resources and services.

Resources for Nurses

Below are some of the databases available through SHIRP. To access all of our databases, click on SHIRP Databases A-Z

  • CINAHL - a comprehensive database providing full text for more than 560 nursing journals and abstracts and indexing for a further 3,000 journals. A best bet to start Nursing research. 
  • Healthstar - selected citations from the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE and former HealthSTAR databases covering health care delivery including health services, technology, administration and research. 
  • MEDLINE - a major bibliographic database for clinical medicine as well as nursing and allied health.​
  • Nursing Central is the complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up detailed information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the comprehensive database of 5,000 drugs or refer to more than 65,000 dictionary terms whenever you have a question. Mobile apps are available for both Android and iOS, as well as a desktop interface; to set up a mobile account, you will need to create a personal account.

Here are some videos to help you get started:

Nursing Central Overview

Using the Nurse's Pocket Guide in Nursing Central

How to Use Favorites

Features of Nursing Central 

How to Use Notes

  • PsycINFO - a database providing abstracts and citations to the psychological, social, behavioural and health sciences literature.
SHIRP has over 300 e-books. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIP: Use double quotation marks  (" ")  around two or more words from the title. e.g. "nursing care plans."


Auscultation Skills: Breath & Heart Sounds 5th Ed 2014 Nursing Care Plans: Transitional Patient & Family Centered Care 6th Ed 2014
Lippincott's Manual of Nursing Practice 10th Ed 2014 Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice 7th Ed 2014
Lippincott's Nursing Procedures 6th ed. 2013 (new edition coming soon) Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases30th Ed 2015
SHIRP has over 1,600 journals available in full text. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIP: Use double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "nursing administration"

American Journal of Nursing

Journal of Advanced Nursing
Nursing Leadership (formerly Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership) Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA)
Computers, Informatics, Nursing Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Home Healthcare Nurse (1983-2014) Nurse Educator
Home Healthcare Now (2015 +) Nursing
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