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Welcome NUR349 students!
Below are resources that you might found helpful with your assignments in this course. See the Citing sources (APA) and writing help tab at the top of this page for additional information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (contact information below). - Amy
Below are suggested databases to search for your assignments.
The world's most comprehensive source for nursing & allied health research, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). Also includes significant content from the Medline database.
PubMed Library link
Use this link to access PubMed/MEDLINE and see the library holdings. PubMed comprises more than 32 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Look for the PA College icon to check for full-text or to order through interlibrary loan.
Suggestions for finding evidence based practice articles
- For evidence based practice, you would want to find research articles (evidence) that show your intervention has been successful for achieving your outcome.
- To find research articles, I would suggest using these options to help you get started.
- In CINAHL, look for the option on the advanced search page (the page you start on) to checkmark Research Article.
- In PubMed, look for the option for Clinical Queries on the homepage.
- If your population relates to a certain age group, look for the option to limit by age group. Each of the suggested databases has an option to limit to articles that include a certain age group.
Below are suggested eBooks for this course. Click the book cover or title to access the book.
Warning: Some of our eBooks have a limit on how many people can view them at the same time. If the book is unavailable, try again later. If you are done with the book, please make sure close out of it so that others can access it.
Clinical reference tools
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice.
UpToDate (LGH and PA Colleges campuses only)
UpToDate is a clinical decision support system. It uses current evidence and expert opinion to answer clinical questions at the point of care. This saves clinicians time, improves outcomes and lowers health care costs. Due to licensing restrictions, this tool is only available to users at an LGH or PA College campus location.
Need more help?
Need some help finding articles? Questions about APA formatting or citations? Ask Amy, your class librarian, for assistance.
You can self-schedule an appointment in Starfish.
- Go to Blackboard or myPortal
- Click on Starfish
- This should take you to the My Success Network page. If not, choose My Success Network from the menu (look for the three lines on the top left to open the menu.)
- In the Health Sciences Library box, select schedule appointment.
Health Sciences Library - Seraph Learning Commons - Cooper Building - 850 Greenfield Road - Lancaster, PA 17601 - Library@PACollege.edu - (717 947-6022).