Nursing and Health Resources

Below are resources that are available for research in health and nursing. Some resources may only be available at Sitting Bull College or with a password. Contact a librarian at 701-854-8008 or send an email to if you need assistance.

Nursing Research and Databases


CINAHL Database is the most authoritative source for nursing and allied health information. CINAHL provides indexing of the top nursing and allied health literature available including nursing journals as well as various heath topics. This database is available to Sitting Bull College students and also in the Sitting Bull College Library computer lab.


4-H Club Girls Playing on Standing Rock 1931 (Wikimedia Commons via National Archives)

EBSCO Academic Search Premier
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.

Ebsco Health Source Nursing/ Academic Edition
This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more.

Ebsco MasterFILE Premier
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

combines Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News into a single database.

Alternative Health Watch Database
Alt Health Watch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports.

Native Health Database

The NHD’s mission is to serve as a high-quality source of health information about American Indians, Alaska Natives, Canadian First Nations, Metis and Inuit. It Contains
• Abstracts of the selected materials
• Database entries dated from 1672 to the present
• A tutorial
• Gray Literature
• Wellness research

Horses and Wind Power on the Fort Yates campus

Dakota Nurse
Quarterly journal published by the North and South Dakota Boards of Nursing.

Entrez: the life sciences search engine
A collection of searchable life sciences databases from the National Library of Medicine.

Sitting Bull Visitor Center, Fort Yates, North Dakota

Merck Manual of Medical Information for Healthcare Professionals                              
An online full-text version of the popular health reference.

Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
A scholarly journal of the American Nurses Association.

PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites.

Transcultural Nursing Resources
A site to help provide culturally competent nursing from the University of Illinois Urbana.

World Wide Wounds
The premier online resource for dressing materials and practical wound management information

Standing Rock Journal Articles and Selected American Indian Health Documents from the Internet

So That the People May Live (Hecel Lena Oyate Ki Nipi Kte): Lakota and Dakota Elder Women as Reservoirs of Life and Keepers of Knowledge about Health Protection and Diabetes Prevention

Consumer Health Information

American Indian Health
An information portal from the National Library of Medicine to issue affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.

Centers for Disease Control
An online source of credible health information from the U.S. agency responsible for protecting public health.


Baseball playoff game on Standing Rock around 1935 (Wikimedia Commons via National Archives)
A database of ongoing and upcoming clinical trials at health care facilities.
A website to search for health information from the U.S. government.

Indian Health Service
A link to information from the Indian Health Service.

Medical Dictionary
A comprehensive dictionary of medical terminology from the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus
An up to date and user-friendly resource for consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Medline Plus Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Encyclopedia
A searchable index and database of consumer level information on drugs, supplements and herbs.

Sitting Bull College Garden, Fort Yates Campus

Native American Health and Family Resources.
A collection of links to U.S. government health resources for American Indians.

National Library of Medicine of the Greater Midwest Region

The regional medical library and point of contact for all government health information needs.

 Internet Links and Selected Documents on American Indian Health

Walk Softly and Listen Carefully: Building Research Relationships with Tribal Communities
This publication was produced with insights from those involved with tribal research in Montana and elsewhere. It was developed collaboratively by the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center and Montana State University’s Center for Native Health Partnerships.

Preventing and Responding to Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Indian Health Service Online Food Handler Training

North Dakota’s American Indian Caregivers Report

How WIC Impacts the People of Standing Rock

Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA

Historical Trauma And Cultural Healing Articles List

These journal articles relate to historical trauma, also sometimes referred to as intergenerational trauma, transgenerational trauma, or post traumatic slavery disorder in the professional literature base. Broad survey articles along with those focused on historical trauma in African American, American Indian and Canadian First Nations, Armenian, Australian Aboriginal, Burundian, Cambodian Refugee, Caribbean and Caribbean American, Central and South American, Hmong American, Holocaust, Japanese American, Korean American, Latino American, Middle Eastern, Northern Ireland, Refugee, South African, Southeast Asian, War Veteran, and West African contexts are included. This list is offered as a supplemental resource to the video series located at