Databases are normally thematic in nature, so it is important to know what kind of topic you have in order to begin to narrow down your databases options. The video above explains some differences between three common databases: PubMed, CINAHL, and ProQuest. The table below (click to enlarge) outlines the topics covered by common databases.
|PubMed||CINAHL||PsycINFO||ProQuest: Nursing &
Allied Health Sciences
|Diagnosis||Nursing science||Psychology||Dissertations & theses||Education statistics|
|Therapy||Patient education||Social issues||Nursing science||Education research|
|Prognosis||Nurse theory||Family roles||Alternative medicine|
|Etiology||Health administration||Behavioral science|