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Subject Guide for Nursing

On this page you can find links to the most important databases and dictionaries for nursing. You are welcome to visit AU Library, Health Sciences if you need help finding literature.


  • Cinahl
    Database of literature within nursing and health care, biomedicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.
  • PubMed
    The key source for research articles in the health sciences.
  • PsycINFO
    Database of literature from the field of psychology. Contains references to literature with psychological aspects within such fields as nursing, medicine, psychiatry, sociology, education, physiology, anthropology, etc.
  • Scopus and Web of Science
    Databases with research articles from all subject areas. In Scopus and Web of Science you can conduct citation searches to see how many times a specific article has been cited by others. It is also possible to extract the h-index for a given author, research group, institution, etc.
  • Embase
    The database contains references to articles in the fields of biomedicine, pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy.
  • SveMed+
    Contains references to articles from Scandinavian journals within such fields as medicine, odontology, nursing, physiotherapy, etc. From January 2020 SveMed+ will no longer be updated.
  • More databases
    Look for more databases at The Royal Danish Library's list of databases.


  • Ordbogen.com
    Contains, among other things; Medicinsk Odontologisk ordbog, Klinisk ordbog, a Danish-English English-Danish dictionary. Contains also dictionaries and specialist dictionaries in many languages, and subject areas.

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