Resource Guide for Nursing

Find answers for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, ranging from neurologic and orthopedic emergencies, to poisoning and trauma. Quick and targeted treatment information, as well as presentations, diagnostic tests, procedures, and more. Optimized for mobile devices.

An integrated online resource that provides medical students, other clinicians, and practicing pediatricians with a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Includes textbooks, multimedia, images, calculators and more.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of databases available through the Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library.

Bates' Visual Guide provides head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

BoardVitals is a large question bank for In-Service exams, Board Exams, Shelf Exams, and Physician Re-Certifications. Includes 20,000 questions, answers, and explanations targeted to over 20 medical and other healthcare specialties. Includes the following question banks: NCLEX PN and RN, USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3. Requires separate registration.

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Provides full text for  over 1,300 journals and indexes over 4,000 journals, health care books, and conference proceedings. Also provides evidence-based care sheets and quick lesson disease overviews. To learn how to search CINAHL, check out this interactive tutorial.

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes the full-text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration. To learn how to search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, check out this interactive tutorial: https://ou-tulsa.libwizard.com/f/searching_cochrane_database.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference tool. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians and researchers who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. DynaMed Plus topics are always based on clinical evidence and the content is updated multiple times each day to ensure physicians have the information they need to make decisions at the point of care. It includes robust features like overviews and recommendations, graphics and images, precise search results every time, expert reviewers, specialty content and mobile access.

Citations and information about measurement tools (questionnaires, rating scales, checklists). No links to full text.

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database allows you to search a wide range of summarized and appraised evidence. Includes over 3,000 records across seven publication types: Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports. Also includes tools for personal use. To learn how to search this database, check out this interactive tutorial: https://ou-tulsa.libwizard.com/f/searching_joanna_briggs_database

Lexicomp is a provider of point-of-care drug and clinical information for multiple healthcare disciplines.

Nature Masterclass provides training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered by Nature Research journal editors and aims to help institutions support their researchers with writing research papers.

An evidence-based information resource designed by nurses for nurses. Includes access to CE modules, peer-reviewed content, competency checklists, videos, patient handouts, information about diseases and conditions, drug information, management topics, and more.

Suite of primarily medical databases including evidence-based medicine resources. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text available.

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. To learn how to search PubMed, check out this interactive tutorial.

Scopus widely covers the fields of basic science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It includes global and interdisciplinary scientific information. Content on Scopus comes from over 5,000 publishers and must be reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) to be, and continue to be, indexed on Scopus.

Clinical reference tool covering over 8,300 topics in 16 medical specialties. Topic reviews are written by expert clinicians and are updated regularly. Because of licensing restrictions, this database is available only to OUHSC on-campus users not using a wireless connection.

Visible Body®'s 3D anatomical models of the human body make learning and teaching anatomy and physiology visual and engaging.  To access Visible Body in Ovid, click or hover over the 'External Links' tab near the top of the page.  Visible Body is the second link from the top.

VisualDx provides access to over 16,000 images. These images are designed to help diagnose more than 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, or infections.

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Also examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

No one can memorize all the drug information needed to provide safe and efficacious drug therapy. This guide provides the drug information nurses need in a concise, ready-access format.

Promotes the delivery of safe, effective, and informed care for patients undergoing diagnostic tests and procedures. Necessary information for quality care planning, individualized patient assessment, analysis of patient needs, appropriate interventions, patient education, patient follow-up, and timely outcome evaluation. 

From assessment to documentation, this book offers nurses in all clinical settings a place to begin planning aspects of patient care.

Sparks Ralph, S., & Taylor, C. M. (2011). Sparks & Taylor's nursing reference diagnosis reference manual (8th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Full-text medical and drug reference books for healthcare professionals.

The American Journal of Nursing is the oldest and most honored broad-based nursing journal in the world. AJN's mission is to promote excellence in nursing and health care through the dissemination of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical information and original research, discussion of relevant and controversial professional issues, adherence to the standards of journalistic integrity and excellence, and promotion of nursing perspectives to the health care community and the public.

The American Journal of Critical Care, a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal, is the premier source for evidence-based critical care practice. The journal's mission is to provide its readers with clinically relevant content in every issue and to serve as a vehicle for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to achieve its mission of improving the care of critically ill patients and their families. 

Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care is a multidisciplinary, refereed journal devoted to issues and practices in the care of childbearing women, infants, and families. It is written by and for professionals in maternal and neonatal health, nurses, midwives, physicians, public health workers, doulas, social scientists, childbirth educators, lactation counselors, epidemiologists, and other health caregivers and policymakers in perinatal care.

The Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy.

The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) is the authoritative source of information on developments and advances in patient care leadership. Content is geared to nurse executives, directors of nursing, and nurse managers in hospital, community health, and ambulatory care environments. Practical, innovative, and solution-oriented articles provide the tools and data needed to excel in executive practice in changing healthcare systems: leadership development; human, material, and financial resource management and relationships; systems, business, and financial strategies

Reaching health professionals, faculty and students in 103 countries, the Journal of Nursing Scholarship is focused on health of people throughout the world. It is the official journal of Sigma Theta Tau International and it reflects the society’s dedication to providing the tools necessary to improve nursing care around the world.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a PubMed-indexed video journal. Its mission is to increase the productivity of scientific research.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to using the library's website to search the physical and electronic materials of the Schusterman Library for HSC students.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief introduction of controlled vocabularies in general and MeSH in particular, to prepare students for searching for EBP materials in Ovid MEDLINE. After completing this tutorial, the student will be able to perform a successful search using MeSH in OVID Medline.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching for clinical practice guidelines. After completing this tutorial, students will be able to conduct a search for clinical practice guidelines.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching CINAHL to answer a clinical question using CINAHL Headings. After completing this tutorial, students will be able to perform a successful search for a clinical question using CINAHL Headings.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching for qualitative studies in OVID Medline, and to allow students to do a simple search using what they have just learned. After completing this tutorial, the student will be able to conduct a search for qualitative studies.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching for Randomized Control Trials in OVID Medline, and to allow students to do a simple search for RCTs using what they have just learned.

This tutorial will demonstrate how to search Ovid Medline for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the publications available in the Joanna Briggs Institute EPB Database. After completing this tutorial, students will be able to conduct a literature search in the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database for evidence addressing a clinical question.

This tutorial provides an introduction to searching for systematic reviews in Ovid’s Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. After completing this tutorial, you will be able to conduct a basic search in Ovid’s Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching CINAHL to answer a clinical question using CINAHL Headings. After completing this tutorial, students will be able to perform a successful search for a clinical question using CINAHL Headings.

Learn how to search Academic Search Elite.

Learn the basics of searching CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

Resources for common copyright issues.

Learn the basics of searching PubMed in this interactive tutorial.

Follow this self-paced tutorial to learn about resources and services at Schusterman Library.

Learn how to search for books, articles, and more on the Schusterman Library website.

Choose the best journal for your research with help from Think. Check. Submit.

Learn how to search the Trip Database.

Learn the basics of Zotero with this quick guide from OU Libraries.