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Advancement to Nursing: Links to Nursing Resources

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Advancement to Nursing


APA Formatting In EBSCO Databases

One advantage of doing your searches in an EBSCO interface database is that it will put your references into APA format for you if you so specify.

1)  As you search the database, place desired references in your EBSCO "folder."

2) Select all the references that you want to put in APA format, then select Print, Email, or Save As File from right side of the screen.

3) At the following screen you may select APA format among several choices for formatting your chosen references.

Your instructor may want you to verify that the automatic formatting is correct.  Sometimes these automated citation generators do make mistakes when formatting references without the help of a human.  See the box below for online resources that may help you verify the formatting of your references. 

Information on the APA Format

Contact Info for Summa Library

Information Services Librarian:

Charlotte Sievert

Phone: 330-375-6658


Mrs. Sievert's usual schedule:

Mon & Thu: 8:00 - 4:30 (or later); Tues & Wed: 8:00 - 12:00; off on Fridays

Main Phone Number for Summa Medical Library:


Staffed Hours: 8:00 – 4:30

Scholarly Articles - Use a Database Such as These

PubMed Database - via National Library of Medicine (freely available to all)

EBSCOHost Databases through nearby public libraries and State Lib of Ohio

There are links to health sciences databases below that are available through public libraries.  These all use the EBSCO user interface and have the same look & feel..  The links below are arranged under the name of the library that provides the access

**See information in the box in the upper right of this page about APA formatting tool in the EBSCOHost health science databases.

Via Akron Summit County Public Library (ASCPL)

Often the EBSCO database system will encourage you to search several databases at once.  You can do this, but when you do, you lose out on any filters/limiters that are not found in all of the databases.  You will likely only be able to limit/filter by publication date and language.  This may be OK for you at first, but can cause more problems as you gain experience.  I encourage people to unselect the multiple databases, and only search one at a time.


The instructions for all of these databases are the same.  Use the Health & Wellness link above, log in with library card number. Recommend you select one database at a time, rather than searching all at once.

Via Barberton Public Library

  • MEDLINE.  Scroll down through the alphabetical list and select MEDLINE from the list of resources.  If your browser asks permission to use your location, say, "yes," and you should be able to access MEDLINE immediately without having to enter a library card number.  If you have any difficulty with access to MEDLINE, call the Barberton Public Library, and select the phone tree option for young adult and adult services. ABOUT MEDLINE: Helps you find scholarly journal articles in nursing, allied health, and medicine. Some, but not all, articles listed have a link to the full text.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition:  You must be on site at the Barberton Public Library to access this database.  You cannot access it from home.

Via The State Library of Ohio

Choose EBSCOHost Databases from the alphabetical list.  The database searched in EBSCO through this State Library of Ohio link apparently defaults to Academic Edition.  You can use this database when searching for scholarly articles, but it includes all academic disciplines, not just health sciences, so it is a very broad database, but also may lack the depth of coverage that you'd find in a database aimed at health sciences.  If you can't find what you need in Academic Edition, you can reset the database(s) you are searching by selecting the Choose Databases link above the search box.  You should first deselect All, then put checks into the boxes for Health Scource Nursing/Academic, and/or MEDLINE, and/or the Psychological / Behavioral Health Collection.  Again, if you search 2 or more databases at once, you may lose the ability to limit or filter in certain very useful ways.


Search Across All eBook Titles in the Collection


  • Use this link to search across all titles in Summa's eBook collection at once. 
  • You must log in with your personal username and password to access the full text.  
  • Format for your username: First-nameLast-initial /  Susanna Reid would have a username of: SusannaR
  • Format for your password:  atn25XXXFirst-name / Susanna Reid is from Smithville High School (SHS) and is graduating in 2025.  She would have a password of atn25SHSSusanna

Spearch Within a Specific Title - To search within a single title, bring up the main title page of the book and then click on the button labeled "Search This Title."  This will cause a special search box to pop-up on the page as shown below.

Special Note About R2:

For most titles in the R2 Library, Summa has purchased only 1 copy (1 concurrent user).  This means only 1 Summa user at a time can use a given title.  If the title you want is inaccessible for this reason, come back and try again in 10-20 minutes.

History of Nursing Books - look here for information about trends in nursing over time, the development of nursing as a type of profession, and certain important persons as the nursing profession developed

Nursing Theory & Theorists - Look here to find information about specific nursing leaders in history