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Subject Guides
Harden MD: Nursing & Nursing Research
HealthWeb: Nursing
Internet Public Library: Nursing
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Nursing
Nurse Web Search
Yahoo! Health Directory: Nursing

Departmental Subject Guides
University of California. San Francisco. School of Nursing. Internet Resources for Nurse Practitioner Students

Library Subject Guides: Nursing
George Mason University Library. Helpful Online Nursing Sources
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. WelchWeb. Subject Guides. Nursing Resources
National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Nursing on the Net:Health Care Resources You Can Use: A Web Sampler of Resources for Nursing Professionals
Texas Woman's University. TWU Libraries. Subject Guides. Nursing
University of Buffalo. Libraries. Health Sciences Library. Resources.
University of Iowa. Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Nursing

ANA NursingWorld
The "Official Web site of the American Nurses Association". Includes: main topic areas, Inside ANA, information services, news, nursing issues, publications and core initiatives.

Government Resources
National Institute of Nursing Research National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

ERIC (WMU University Libraries)
The Educational Resources Information Center indexes and abstracts over 2,000 journals and more than 450,000 reports in education and related fields. The documents are on microfiche in the Education Library. Covers 1966-present. Updated monthly.
This is the FirstSearch version, also available from CSA and from the US government.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes over 1,000 journals in nursing and related fields with abstracts from 1986 to the present and indexing from 1982 to the present. Updated weekly.

Cochrane Library (WMU University Libraries)
Evidence-based medicine databases including systematic reviews and a controlled trials register on the effects of health care.

MD Nursing Consult (WMU University Libraries)
Drug information, patient handouts, medical journals, health reference books, nursing news, clinical updates and more.

Medline (FirstSearch) (WMU University Libraries)
The major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1965 - present. Updated daily.

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's interface for searching MEDLINE, the major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Provides free citations and abstracts, but limited full text. Coverage: 1966 - present. Updated weekly.
Tips for using PubMed effectively are found in the NLM PubMed tutorial and UFL PubMed tutorial.

Health information from the National Library of Medicine presented accessibly for professionals and non-professionals.

One time registration required. Free access to Medline, and access to full-text medical articles.

Medscape: Nurses
One of many special resource centers found on Medscape. Includes sections on: continuing education, conference coverage, resource centers, patient education and more. Includes links to Medscape's own databse, Medline, and Drug Reference. Free one time signup required.

PsycINFO 1887 (WMU University Libraries)
Psychological Abstracts BF 1 .P65 (Ref)
Covers world-wide literature in psychology and related disciplines. Journal articles, technical reports, books, book chapters, and dissertations are included. Coverage: 1887-present. Updated weekly.
Use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms for subject words: BF1 .P65x 2001 (Education Lib. and Waldo Ref.)

Evidence Based Nursing
HealthWeb: Evidence Based Health Care
Includes: guides to searching the literature, associations, databases, discussion groups, electronic journals, electronic texts, and practice guidelines

Library of Health Sciences, Peoria
"This guide is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature." Discusses levels of evidence, searching Medline's clinical filters, and EBM publications and Internet resources.

McGill University Health Centre. Evidence-Based Nursing: Nursing-Based Nursing: Guides and Tools
Provides guidance in finding papers, conducting a literature search, guide outcomes for literature reviews, conducting critical appraisals, outlines levels of evidence, and more.

McMaster University. Health Sciences Library. Resources for Evidence-Based Nursing
Outlines the five step process involved in evidence-based practice and provides links to resources.

University of Iowa.Har din Library for the Health Sciences. Evidence-Based Practice.
Explains what evidence-based medicine and nursing is and lists databases, guides and handouts, provides filters, practice guidelines, clinical trials and other sites.

Nursing Resource Sites
Nurse Web Search
NurseWeek-Nursing Calculators
Online Nursing Schools

Books and Ebooks
To locate books on nursing search WestCat under the subject nursing. To locate electronic books search the following sites:
NCBI Bookshelf

National Academies

Wiley InterScience


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