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ConsultGeriRN.org

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Provider: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing. Endorsed by the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN), The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA), and others. New York University College of Nursing
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Descriptions: This is a rich collection of evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing resources provided by The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. ConsultGeriRN is endorsed by several organizations, including National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA), the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN),  and The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA). Practice guidelines, assessment tools, a Best Practices series from NYU College of Nursing called "Try This", recommended competencies,  continuing education resources, and links to nursing organizations are some of the materials available here to supplement learning and practice. Free registration required for CE activities.
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Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform (TIGER) Initiative

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Provider: TIGER Initiative
Descriptions: From the website, the new vision statement: “To enable nurses and inter-professional colleagues to use informatics and emerging technologies to make healthcare safer, more effective, efficient, patient-centered, timely and equitable by interweaving evidence and technology seamlessly into practice, education and research fostering a learning healthcare system.” Some of the organizations involved in the TIGER initiative include the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, the American Nurses Association, the AACN, and the Association of Nurse Executives. Readers are free to join the effort or simply keep up with developments by reading the teams' WIKIs.
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Essential Nursing Resources

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Provider: Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN)
Descriptions: A extremely thorough and comprehensive listing of all categories of information resources for nurses and nursing education, compiled for the Interagency Council on Information Resources in Nursing (ICIRN); edited by Susan Kaplan Jacobs and Ysabel Bertolucci; copyright 2009. Now in its 25th edition.
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OpenThesis

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Provider: OpenThesis.org
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Descriptions: OpenThesis is primarily an international repository of free abstracts of theses, dissertations and other academic documents, enhanced by search, organization and collaboration tools. It also provides e-publishing and conventional publishing services for modest prices, including print-on-demand.
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Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

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Provider: Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Descriptions: The Cleveland Clinic, certified by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, provides this website with a wide selection of (text and video) online CME units in approximately 40 medical specialties. Nursing, Dentistry and Health Care Administration are included along with medical specialties from Allergy/Immunology to Women's Health. A series of fee-based, live CME conferences is also offered.
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Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA)

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Provider: CNIA (Canadian Nursing Informatics Association)
Descriptions: "The Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) exists to help nurses across Canada to learn, share, research, and create informatics-related projects and experiences that can help to boost the competencies, theory, and practice of informatics on a national level." We start you at the Resources section, which links to nursing and allied health informatics sites, primarily in Canada and the U.S., and to educational institutions internationally offering online courses in informatics. Full text articles from the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics are also available here.
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Assisted Living Directory: Facilities Information & Senior Care

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Provider: Assisted-Living-Directory.com
Descriptions: This directory covers assisted living facilities in all 50 states. Search by state or ZIP code. Contact information, photographs and links to the facilities' websites are provided. The compilers of this directory have screened out questionable entries, based on news items and user feedback, but first-hand investigation is of utmost importance in this context.
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Sigma Theta Tau International – Honor Society of Nursing

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Provider: Sigma Theta Tau
Descriptions: The Honor Society of Nursing aims to support learning and professional development for nurses and "to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people." Some parts of the website are restricted to Sigma Theta Tau members, but there is much useful information and service here for all nurses to access, like the Career Advisor, which puts one in touch with an individual according to one's specialty interest, free articles and online courses.
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MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, consisting of sets of descriptors in a hierarchical structure to permit searching with increasing levels of specificity. This thesaurus is used by NLM for indexing articles from the world's leading biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed® database. It is also used for LocatorPlus, the NLM-produced catalog of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the National Library of Medicine. Each bibliographic record is associated with a set of MeSH terms describing the item's content. MeSH vocabulary can be used in search queries to find items on a desired topic in any NLM database.
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AnesthesiaPatientSafety.com

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Provider: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Descriptions: This website informs the consumer or patient about preparing for anesthesia, including possible complications, drug and herbal interactions and anesthesia in children, and provides links to other anesthesia sites with useful information for the consumer.
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American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA)

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Provider: American Nursing Informatics Association
Descriptions: ANIA's Mission is to provide networking, education and information resources that enrich and strengthen the roles of nurses in the field of informatics. The website provides links to educational institutions offering programs in nursing or health informatics, provides a job bank for the specialty, and posts its conference information.
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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

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Provider: ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association
Descriptions: From the website: ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs... Review and resource manuals, review seminars, and web-based learning all support individuals who are on the path to certification.
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American Nurses Association (ANA)

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Provider: American Nurses Association
Descriptions: The American Nurses Association (ANA) is a full-service professional organization representing 2.9 million U.S. registered nurses (RNs) via 54 constituent member associations. ANA advances the nursing profession by "fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public." Includes career resources, continuing education resources and links. Note: Membership sign-up is required for access to many of the resources here.
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NursingCenter

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Provider: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Descriptions: This site is a multi-faceted resource for nurses which includes CME activities, job search resources, news, drug update alerts and discussion forums. Although registration is not required, optional free registration allows the user to create an individualized profile for tracking your CME activities and filtering information to your own specialty or interests. Please note: many free full-text articles are included, but many references do not provide free full text if accessed directly from NursingCenter. Please, always check HAM-TMC Library's A-Z journal list before paying for an article at NursingCenter; the Library subscribes to a full collection of LWW journals on your behalf.
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Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A website that organizes a wealth of links to useful nursing and allied health sites, from continuing education to disease information and evidence-based practice resources.
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Nursing Knowledge International

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Provider: Sigma Theta Tau
Descriptions: Nursing Knowledge International is a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Its mission is "to help nurses help others... by providing products and services that serve the global community of nurses in its pursuit of health care knowledge, career advancement, research and continued development of the nursing profession." The website is a portal to resources, free and fee, including books, journals, individual articles, CD-ROM and video instruction, and news items. Free registration gives access to more resources, and allows the user to create a personal profile.
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NSW Multicultural Health Communication

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Provider: New South Wales Ministry of Health
Descriptions: The chief resources of interest here that are applicable for healthcare professionals in any country are the multilingual translations available (from Albanian to Urdu) for communicating to patients about a large number of healthcare topics (from domestic violence to yellow fever.) Cue cards in various languages can also be downloaded. Browsing under Publications may yield more useful material.
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American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

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Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Descriptions: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
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ebrary

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A collection of medical and life science e-books. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the ebrary home page. To make full use of ebrary, create a personal account. Go to ebrary's Help documentation for detailed information on setting up a personal account and on the features registration makes available. These include highlighting and annotation, creating a virtual bookshelf, linking out to other resources, copy and paste, printing up to 60 pages per session, sharing, and using RefWorks with this resource. Ebrary was added to the collection with funds donated by The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library.
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Medscape Nurses

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Provider: Medscape via WebMD Health Professional Network
Descriptions: Medscape Nurses provides nursing professionals with up-to-date, comprehensive clinical information on patient care. With free registration, access to databases and full-text content from nursing journals is provided. Exercises for CME credit are also included.
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MedPix Medical Image Database

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Provider: Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
Descriptions: MedPix® is a fully web-enabled cross-platform database, integrating images and text. Content is organized by disease location, pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption. MedPix® can be searched through multiple internal image and text search engines. MedPix® search formulations may be linked directly to PubMed and other outside search engines with a single click. Additional features - Category 1 CME credits, quizzes, uploading, and editing - are available to registered users. A valuable resource for radiology and other allied health staff and trainees, physicians and medical students, nurses and graduate nursing students.
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MediLexicon

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Provider: MediLexicon
Descriptions: This is a free searchable database of medical abbreviations and acronyms on a site that also includes a medical dictionary and other resources.
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Joanna Briggs Institute

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Provider: Joanna Briggs Institute
Descriptions: Joanna Briggs Institute is an international, not-for-profit research and development organization specializing in Evidence-Based resources for nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health professionals. JBI offers resources designed for service providers, health professionals and consumers by connecting the best available international evidence to the point of care. An initiative and operational unit of Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide.
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Digital Commons@The Texas Medical Center

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Provider: The TMC Library
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Descriptions: Digital Commons@The Texas Medical Center is the institutional repository of works produced by TMC faculty, researchers and students. This open-access digital library contains preprints, postprints, data sets, conference proceedings, working papers, teaching materials, dissertations and more. In cases where full text is not immediately available, the expected release date is noted below the record's download icon.
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AllNurses.com

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Provider: AllNurses.com, Inc.
Descriptions: This is a Web resource for nurses and nursing students. Free registration required for complete access. Includes discussion forums for nursing specialties, news, free articles from state nursing organizations, and links to some international nursing forums.
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Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI)

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Provider: Alliance for Nursing Informatics
Descriptions: The Alliance for Nursing Informatics is a coalition of more than 20 nursing informatics groups in the United States. Paraphrasing some of this organization's stated areas of concern: 'providing a mechanism for transforming care; developing resources, guidelines and standards for nursing informatics practice; education, scope of practice, research, certification, public policy, terminology, best practice guidelines; mentoring, advocacy, networking and career services.' A linked list of member organizations and a page of linked news and events are provided, along with information on the TIGER Initiative, which "...seeks to better prepare practicing nurses and nursing students to use technology and informatics to improve the delivery of patient care."
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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on various medical disciplines and features abstracts and indexing for 850 journals, with coverage of nursing and allied health being particularly strong, including full text from many nursing journals. Lexi-PAL Drug Guide is also indexed, which provides 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names covered. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
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EBook Collection – EBSCOHost (EBooks on EBSCOHost)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: An expanding collection with more than 100,000 titles in trade, reference, science, technology, medicine and literature. Some content is out of copyright, free with subscription; some is licensed by the Texas State Library for TexShare; and some is provided by the University of Texas at Austin.
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Books@Ovid

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: This browse-able, searchable database of electronic books includes a collection of nursing volumes from Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins and the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. All displayed titles are accessible in full text.
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Nursing and Allied Health Source – ProQuest

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: This mostly full-text database containing full text or indexing for about 850 journals provides scholarly articles, dissertations, training videos, cultural awareness materials, evidence-based practice content and more, supporting students of nursing and the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene and the clinical laboratory sciences. Features include "Study Paths" (resource collections for RN or LPN students-- reach these via the Browse button); MMWR reports on public health statistics and issues; and practice guidelines.
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Medline (Ovid)

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: The unique features of Ovid's interface to the Medline database make it the preferred version of many researchers, particularly when researching for systematic reviews. Click "Change" next to "Resource selected" to limit your search to a desired subset or subsets of Medline, and make use of unique limiters and standard Ovid database features. Provides citations and abstracts from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. This version of Medline is restricted to The TMC Library's academic users.
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PubMed

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: PubMed is a bibliographic database providing abstracts to articles in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences; it is the Index Medicus and provides access to articles in the Index to Dental Literature and the International Nursing Index. PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine. Includes millions of citations from health and life sciences journals from the present back to the 1950s. PubMed, when accessed by registered Academic users via a TMC Library link, brings the user full text of thousands of articles in subscribed journals. For all who access it, PubMed also links to thousands of open-access articles, either directly via publisher sites or via its PubMed Central repository.
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Journals@ OVID Full Text

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Provider: Ovid
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Descriptions: This is an index and collection of Ovid full-text journal literature. Full text is directly available for journals subscribed to by the Library. Some citation coverage is included, dating to 1830. Full text date ranges vary. An important source for core nursing and allied health literature. Includes journals published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (LWW.)
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Health Reference Center Academic (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: This database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources, including newspapers and multimedia. More than 21,000 publications are represented. Includes resources suitable for students, consumers and health professionals.
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Stat!Ref (TexSelect)

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Provider: Teton Data Systems
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Descriptions: Stat!Ref is a cross-searchable reference database of core full-text medical, pharmacology and nursing books, drug information from AHFS, evidence-based resources from ACP, and tools like ICD 9 and 10, Calculators, Stedman's and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. This subscription for educational institutions, provided via the Texas State Library, includes the latest editions of more than eighty standard texts and other respected medical and nursing titles. Stat!Ref also provides a customizable Evidence Alerts feed. Create a My STAT!Ref “Preferences” account to receive these alerts at selectable regular intervals. To do this,

  • Access STAT!Ref
  • Go to “Preferences” (located just under the search box)
  • Sign up for preferences
  • Select disciplines and a time interval.
Stat!Ref provides Mobile Access for IPhone, IPad,Blackberry and Android. See http://www.statref.com/products/srMobile.html for details. You can activate mobile access via your "Preferences" account. Once in your individual account, click "Temporary Log-in Account," and follow directions. Please note that for security reasons, your mobile access must be renewed every 90 days. Once your account is established, you will not need to log in with TMC Library to use mobile Stat!Ref. For a video tutorial on setting up mobile access, see this link . NOTE RE. ICD-10:  The Library has a separate subscription to the ICD-10 draft Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System documents. Stat!Ref could not integrate our individual subscriptions into the larger database platform accessed by all participating libraries statewide, so these two items are best located by using the e-books tab of the A-Z list (just input "icd 10" and these titles will come to the top) or by searching the library catalog for ICD-10. We hope that in mid-2014 the ICD-10 resources will be included in the statewide subscription.
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Nursing Reference Center

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A comprehensive point-of-care resource for nursing, Nursing Reference Center draws in part from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses; AHFS Drug Information Essentials; Diseases and Disorders: a Nursing Therapeutics Manual; Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary; and Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications. Nursing Reference Center includes "Quick Lessons" and "Evidence-based Care Sheets" on diseases and disorders; practice guidelines; patient education sheets, some available in Spanish; CE units; news; research instruments; and information on legal cases. Nursing Reference Center provides direct access to full text articles found in CINAHL. First-time users are encouraged to "take the tour" on the database's home page (FlashPlayer required) to learn more.
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Scopus

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Provider: Elsevier
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Descriptions: The SCOPUS database contains millions of records from 10,150 life and health sciences publications (including all journals contained in Medline and EmBase) and includes most other sciences and humanities-- coverage of 20,450 journal titles. SCOPUS also indexes the proceedings of 750 conferences.  Searching also pullsl in relevant Web resources, organized under a separate tab. Another tab separates patent results from patent offices in the US and worldwide. SCOPUS provides a Journal Analyzer tool that graphs journals, singly or for comparison, from 1996 to present, showing total citations, number of articles published, total cites divided by number of articles, and the percentage of non-cited articles. Affiliation searching is also provided. A free login for authorized users provides additional advantages: a customizable personal profile for saving citation lists and tracking authors; a publication alert service; and direct export to RefWorks. For SCOPUS's tutorials, click here.  NOTE: Scopus may not support Safari.
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