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Resource Guide

Resources Guide for Nursing

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.

For information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial. 

Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the Health Sciences Center.

For more information about using the catalog, view our online tutorial.

 

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialities, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine, and more. In addition to access to top journals, CINAHL provides evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons, and more.

For help using CINAHL, view the library's tutorial.

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.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Provides access to reports and journal articles to support the use of educational materials in research and practice.

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

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.

For more information about using this database, view our online tutorial.

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. Try searching Nursing Reference Center Plus with the search box to the right.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of over 100 databases available through OU Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library. From 'Ageline' to 'Worldcat'--you should find a resource here. Select the 'Resources by All' button to see everything available.

Suite of primarily medical databases including Evidence-based Medicine resources, Ovid Medline, Embase, and alternative and complementary medicine. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

Citations of articles, book chapters, books and dissertations in psychology and related social and behavioral sciences. Sponsored by the American Psychological Association. Links to full-text articles in other databases, including 56 journals published by the APA and Canadian Psychological Association.

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About 20 million citations for biomedical literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care systems, and preclinical sciences.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online 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.

For more information on using this database, visit the publisher's video tutorials.

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. UpToDate is not available from off-campus.

For information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial. 

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.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

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

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

List of full-text e-books on the topic of nursing

Kozier, Barbara, 9th ed. (2012) Addresses the concepts of contemporary professional nursing including caring, wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, holistic care, multiculturalism, nursing theories, nursing research, ethics, and advocacy.

No nurse 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

Fischbach, 7th ed. (2004) 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.

Ten podcasts to help you prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam. Presented by Sally Lagerquist, author of 'Davis's NCLEX-RN Success.' Testing tips as well as specific focus on Psychiatric, Maternal-Newborn, Pediatric, and Medical-Surgical Nursing topics.

Sparks & Taylor, 9th ed. (2014) For student nurses as well as expert clinicians, this book offers clearly written, authoritative care plans to help meet patients' health care needs throughout the life span.

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

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

Oldest and largest circulating nursing journal in the world. Promotes excellence in professional nursing by providing cutting edge, evidence-based information that embraces a holistic perspective on health and nursing.

Provides clinically relevant content in every issue and serves 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.

Multidisciplinary, refereed journal devoted to issues and practices in the care of childbearing women, infants, and families.

Full-text journals for nursing students.

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.

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.

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 the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

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. Note - this tutorial is only compatible in Chrome and Safari. 

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.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide a brief demonstration of searching for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses in OVID Medline, and to allow students to do a simple search for Systematic Reviews and meta-analyses using what they have just learned.

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the publications available in the Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database. After completing this tutorial, students will be able to conduct a 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.