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About this NRS 110 Research Guide Website

This guide introduces nursing 110 students to essential nursing/medical research resources and help you find the sources you need for your Nursing 110 research paper. Follow the resources listed below to locate articles and books on the ethnic group you are studying. Need Help? Use the 24/7 Online Chat with a Librarian service on the left-hand side bar of this page.

Search Library Resources

OneSearch allows you to search for books, articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, streaming video and DVDs (media), or to search across all of our resources in one place.


If you know the name of the database you are looking for, choose it from the following list:


You can also view a list of databases that are best for a specific subject area:

View a full alphabetical list of available databases here:

Search the Library for academic journals, newspapers, or magazines:


Our Research Guides help you find resources specific to your subject area or course. Choose a subject or course name from the list below to view the guide for that topic, or view a list of all our research guides.


Search the Library's Frequently Asked Questions:


Find Sources for Your Research Paper from Library Databases


  1. Use OneSearch (follow this OneSearch link here, or OneSearch on the Library Homepage, or OneSearch box on this guide) to find articles and books related to specific ethnic groups and their health beliefs, values, and practices...OneSearch provides a simple search box (just like Google), but allows you to find full-text scholarly/ peer-reviewed articles, books and book chapters across many of CSI/CUNY subscribed databases. User Filters to help you refine your search from your huge search results list. 

Tips for using OneSearch:
A) Search first using key words/ terms such as: Egyptian Americans, OR Asian Americans, OR Mexican Americans to learn about specific ethnic groups
B) Then try search terms such as Chinese culture and health, OR Hispanics and culture and health, OR Egyptian culture and health to find articles

  1. Search CINAHL Complete database for articles (See CINAHL Subject Terms)
    CINAHL Complete is the world's largest research database for nursing & allied health literature, providing over 700 full-text journals, 275 books, and citations from over 5000 journals. This will be the most important research resource for you as a nurse. Try some searches and take the tutorials if you have time. As you progress though the nursing program, you will use the database more and become better at it.
    Tip: Try search terms: Hispanics and culture; Black or African Americans and culture; Egyption culture; Chinese and culture   

    It is also good to know the database called MEDLINE CompleteMedline Complete is the world's largest research database for biomedical literature, providing full text for over 2,400 medical journals and thousands more in abstract format. There's a free Internet version of Medline, called PubMed. They differ in that Medline Complete uses the EBSCOhost search interface and provides lot more full text journals. The EBSCO Medline Complete search interface is similar to CINAHL Complete. If you have time, take the tutorials (see links on the left side bar) and try some searches.

Internet Resources on Transcultural Nursing and Ethnic Groups

  1. MEDLINEplus Health Information and Population Groups: Includes links to web sites dealing with health issues of various ethnic groups and special populations., produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine is an extremely useful authoritative website for consumer health info including health topics, drugs, videos...A goldmine of reliable resources that will help you in your work in clinical settings. Try to find time to explore the website and get familiar with its resources. 
  2. EthnoMed: Provides information on cultural beliefs and health issues of immigrants. Particularly useful are the clinical topics and culture sections.

Cite Your Sources in APA Style

You are almost finished with your paper. Now it's time to make sure that you have cited your sources correctly in your paper (In-Text Citation) and in References at the end of your paper. As I have shown you, OneSearch and databases such as CINAHAL can generate citations for you which makes citing sources easy and saves you time. However, those citations may not all be correct, so use the links below to help you check your work: