This is an excellent database for those of you in the nursing and allied health programs.  PubMed (; or use the link under “Other” on the library’s webpage) is run by the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It contains millions of citations for articles related to the life sciences, biology, and health.  PubMed has a FAQ and tutorials you may find useful.  If you see an article you like, but it is not available in full text, please send us an ILL request and we will be happy to obtain the article for you.


Inter Library Loan

Have you searched our catalog to find that we do not own an item you are looking for? Maybe another CCSNH library has the item? Is the article you’d like to read not in ProQuest or EBSCO?

Then you’ll want to place an inter library loan request (ILL). We are happy to obtain items for you from other libraries. Please note the following tips that will help us fulfill your request:

-You can stop by the library circulation desk or email a request to Megan Coleman (mcoleman [at] ccsnh [dot] edu]. You can also fill out the form here. Whatever you find easier.

-If there is a better way to contact you should we have questions and/or to let you know the item has arrived, please let us know.

-A request can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to arrive. ILL is not designed for last minute research.

– The more information you can give us about the item(s) the better. If you need a specific edition, translations, or format, please tell us.

-A/V items and textbooks can be harder to obtain as some libraries will not lend them.

-We will not ILL textbooks for you to use for an entire semester.

-Renewals are not always possible with ILL items. Please plan accordingly. If you do not need an item until November, please do not request it in August. We will place requests when we receive them.

-You are responsible for taking care of the item(s) and returning them on time.

You can read more on our ILL policy here.