Holman Library Databases

Databases for Health & Nursing

KCLS Health-Related Databases to Consider
  • ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
  • PTSDpubs

KCLS/GRC Log In Instructions

For Students:

Green River College students have access to the KCLS databases:

  • To Log in: use GRC + your student username. (The part before the @ in your GRC email address.)
  • Example OLD email: GRCjsmith23
  • Example NEW email: GRCsmith.jane.23
  • PIN number: your pin is the last four characters of your log in. Example: e.23
For Faculty/Staff:

Faculty & Staff may sign up for access to KCLS Online Databases. To opt-in, complete the online sign-up form linked below.

Useful General Collections

Background information

Information on current issues

Newspaper, magazine, and journal articles

Tips: How to Search in Different Databases

CINAHL Databases - Advanced Searching Tutorial from EBSCO on Vimeo.

Learn how to perform an advanced search in CINAHL and how to combine multiple searches using the search history feature.

Advanced Searching in CINAHL

You'll find some tips and instructions on how to use the advanced search tools in this database in the images and written instructions below

  • On the Advanced Search page (which is often the default page) enter multiple relevant search terms for the most relevant,focused list of articles.
    • Keep phrases in quotation marks to search the terms together (e.g. "Family role" or "Palliative care"
  • Be sure to select "Full text" to find only articles you can access immediately in full. If left unchecked, you may learn about a great article in another Holman Library database - or one that you can borrow through InterLibrary Loan. 
  • Set a date range or started date if you need to limit this to a specific time period.

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  • Be sure to check "peer- reviewed" to find only scholarly articles that have been reviewed by other specialist in the field.
  • At  the Journal Subject box, select "Core Nursing and Nursing"
  • To select two subsets or more, press and hold the Control key while selecting.

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If you are unsure of what keywords to use, click on "CINAHL Headings" from the menu at the top of the page as shown below.

  • Once there, you can enter your keyword at the browse bar and see what subject terms are suggested.
  • These can be very helpful if you're not seeing your getting the results you were expecting or are merely unsure of what to search.

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Source: "Using the CINAHL/MeSH Headings Feature in EBSCOhost" by EBSCO Tutorials, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to search using the CINAHL/MeSH subject headings feature in order to find more relevant articles.

Searching Nursing & Allied Health Source

ProQuest Video Tutorials

How to Refine a Search & Select and Cite Sources

Source: "Search Results" by ProQuest Training, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to sort, refine, and filter your search results in ProQuest Research Library.

Advanced Searching

Source: "Advanced Search" by ProQuest Training, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to use the advanced search function in ProQuest Research Library including using parameters to narrow your search results and the thesaurus to ensure your search terms yield the best results.

Searching PubMed

PubMed Overview Tutorial

Source: "PubMed Advanced Search" by USC Libraries, is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.

Learn how to build an advanced search, filter results, and save useful results in PubMed.

Other PubMed Tutorials

PubMed Online Training

PubMed User Guide FAQs

How do you tell if an article in PubMed comes from a peer-reviewed journal?

You cannot limit a PubMed search to peer-reviewed or refereed journals; however, most journals indexed for PubMed are peer-reviewed.

If you find an article (example: Guidelines for the nursing management of gestational diabetes mellitus: An integrative literature review), you can

1. Click on the journal title (in the above example: Nurs Open)

2. To see more info about that journal, click: Search in NLM Catalog 

3. On the journal info page, you will know the journal is peer-reviewed  if you see: Current Indexing Status: Currently indexed for MEDLINE

4. If you see: Current Indexing Status: Not currently indexed for MEDLINE, you may have to search in other library databases or the journal's website to determine its peer-review status


Useful Research Guides in Health & Nursing