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Nursing Guide: General Nursing Resources

Government Nursing Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (
The CDC strives to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The CDC publishes many important journals such as Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report .
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (
The NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH is comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) (
Part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NINR "supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan. The research focus encompasses health promotion and disease prevention, quality of life, health disparities, and end-of-life. NINR seeks to extend nursing science by integrating the biological and behavioral sciences, employing new technologies to research questions, improving research methods, and developing the scientists of the future."

Community Health Nursing Resources

American Public Health Association (
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of  public health. The Association and its members have been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health since 1872.
Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States (
This report dated 2000 from the Committee on the Elimination of Tuberculosis in the United States, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, "provides important background on the pathology of tuberculosis, its history and status in the U.S., and the public and private response."  It also "explains how the U.S. can act with both self-interest and humanitarianism in addressing the worldwide incidence of TB."
Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) (
Published in Surrey, England. JCN claims to be the "leading monthly peer reviewed community journal promoting excellence in health care practice." Full text articles. You will need to register to view the articles.
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (
"A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet." This website has pages devoted to such specific public health topics such as  Bioterrorism.
Protecting Your Health & Ensuring Your Safety 
A great resource to notify consumers of health and safety risks attributable to consumer products, environmental factors and personal and financial data vulnerability.
Tobacco Control Archives (
The purpose is "to collect, preserve, and provide access to papers, unpublished documents, and electronic resources relevant to tobacco control issues.". Also includes A Digital Library of Tobacco Documents also described as the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library which "contains more than 11 million documents (60+ million pages) created by major tobacco companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities."
UC Berkeley. Public Health Library. Public Health Resources on the Internet (
A well-organized list of hundreds of public health resources, including Ethnic Groups Health Resources.

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