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NURS 308: Nursing Informatics

Nursing Careers - General Information
The following links provide a variety of general and specialty nursing career information.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook:  Health Occupations
O*NET OnLine

My Next Move
Nursing Organizations List
Reference & Background Resources
Journal Articles & Evidence-Based Information
The following links will take you to a variety of databases that contain heath related information and research. 

Alt HealthWatch Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Emphasis on holistic and integrated approaches to wellness and health care. Index with abstracts to articles back to 1984, full text for 180 journals and reports back to 1990.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing) Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit database
Search 3,000+ journals in nursing and allied health back to 1937; covers nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, etc.

Cochrane Library Restricted Resource
A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Restricted Resource Some full text availablefindit elm database
Index with fulltext for 550 scholarly journals covering many areas of medicine. Include the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide covering 1300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4700 brand names.

Medline Restricted Resource findit elm database
Indexes more than 19,000 journals, 1950 to present, in all areas of medicine, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and other areas.

PsycINFO Restricted Resource findit database
PsycINFO is the premier source for finding scholarly articles and other information relating to all aspects of psychology and related fields.

"PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books."

ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search over 1,200 scholarly journals published by Elsevier. ScienceDirect is multisubject, but specializes in science. Note: We do not have full text access to all journals. 1993 to present for Academic Press journals; 1996 to present for Elsevier journals
Evidence Based Practice Resources
Evidence Based Nursing reources including guidelines, and best practices.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Government website which includes clinical information, research findings, data/surveys, and more
KT Clearing House - Evidence Based Nursing
A variety of resources that assist with determining best evidence. Includes worksheets, questions, pocket cards, etc...
NGC-National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
RNAO - Best Practice Guidelines
Registered Nurses of Ontario (Canada) Best Practices Guidelines
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Citation Guides and RefWorks
Citation Styles and RefWorks Unrestricted Resource
Consult examples of APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, and other citation styles, and use Mendeley or Zotero to manage your references and format your bibliography. Citing Government Documents (Columbia University)
Provides a list of websites that offer citation information and examples for citing government information sources.
Consumer Health
Consumer Health Complete Restricted Resource Some full text availableelm database
CHC is a comprehensive reference resource covering topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition, etc. The emphasis is on consumer rather than scholarly information. Includes fulltext from journals and specialized encyclopedias, as well as images, videos, and animations.
MedlinePlus is a source for consumer information about over 700 diseases, their symptoms and treatment options. It includes a medical encyclopedia and dictionary. MedlinePlus is produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other governmental agencies.
Provides cultural information in the areas of clinical topics, patient education, and cross-cultural health
MedlinePLus: Health Information in Multiple Languages
Health information in a wide variety of languages

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