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Nursing Division Library Resources

A guide for nursing resources available in the library.

The Complete Nursing Search combines all of the library's nursing databases. It includes: Academic Search Complete, Alt HealthWatch, CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Collection, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, MEDLINE with Full Text, and PsycARTICLES. Full text links are available to all of the library's individual nursing journal subscriptions, including MSU Nursing Journals at OVID.

Cochrane Library

Use this search box to search Cochrane databases: Central Register of Controlled Trials, Clinical Answers, Database of Systematic Reviews, and Methodology Register.

The Cochrane Special Collections below were created in response to COVID-19 and will be regularly updated as more information belows available. They are freely accessible to everyone.

MSU Nursing Journals on Ovid


This search box allows you to access the 50 plus Ovid nursing journals subscribed to by the library. However, the same materials are accessible through the Complete Nursing Search. 

Search for books and DVDs that can be mailed to you from the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library.

The majority of resources you will use as a nursing student at MSU will be academic journal articles, accessible via the other tabs. However, as an MSU Distance Student you are able to have print materials sent to you through the mail. 

Library Basics

You can access library resources off-campus by logging in with your North Dakota University System (NDUS) username and password. This is the same username and password you use to access Campus Connection and Blackboard. When you click on a library database that requires you to log in, it will redirect you to the screen below. Once you have logged in successfully you will be taken to your original request.

ODIN login page

Items not available from the Byrnes-Quanbeck Library can be borrowed from other libraries across the world. If you find the full-text of an article you require is not available in the database you are using, click on the Find it @ MaSUbutton, usually found on the left-side of the page. If full-text is not available in any of the other library databases, click on the Request document via Mayville State Interlibrary Loanicon. You will be taken to a pre-filled ILL Request Form. Fill out any information with a red asterisk. When your article is available you will be notified via email with instructions on how to access it.

Distance students: Add "I am a distance student" to the Free text note area so your materials can be mailed to you if you are requesting a book or other print material.

ILL Request Form

As a Mayville State student you are able to checkout any materials you would like from the library. However, before requesting a book from us, you may want to look in your local library to see if they possibly have what you are looking for, or if they can obtain it for you. If the materials you need are not available through your local library, you may submit a request to us and we will send the materials to you. Keep in mind that it may take up to a week or more to receive the materials, depending on where the books are coming from and where you are located. It is a good idea to make sure the item you want is available before sending a request.

After finding a book or other resource in the library's catalog, request the item via ILL. When filling out the form, add a comment in the notes field stating you are a distance student and need the materials mailed directly to you.

The materials will be sent to you free of charge, but you are responsible for the return postage (usually between $2-$4 depending on size and weight of book) and for any replacement costs if the book gets lost (including mail loss).*

*Dual credit students may return materials to their high school library to return to Mayville State IF approved by the high school librarian.