Within the Grand Canyon University (GCU) Library there are multiple resources available to access scholarly journal articles. In the field of nursing and health sciences two scholarly databases include CINAHL Complete and OVID Nursing Essential Collection (Grand Canyon University [GCU], n.d.). CINAHL Complete is a database geared towards nurses and other health care providers and covers nursing specialties, nutrition, and speech language pathology. It contains the full text for more than 1,300 journal titles, many of which are peer reviewed (GCU, n.d.). OVID Nursing Essential Collection contains 112 full text journal titles along with Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection which provides access to 64 journal titles (GCU Library, n.d.). Within the GCU Library these are the two scholarly databases I use the most. These databases are better to use than an internet search or Google Scholar because they contain articles that are often from peer reviewed journals that can be trusted. Journal articles found through these databases include an author or authors, dated material which allows for a search of current information, and most contain facts backed by evidence that is cited and often contain statistical data (Grand Canyon University [GCU] Library, n.d.). Information from website searches may be biased, out of date, or lack concrete evidence to back up claims or opinions. By using information from one of the GCU Library scholarly databases I can be sure that the information I am using is trustworthy.
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