Trip is a source for evidence based healthcare information to support practitioners' clinical decisions. Users can create personal accounts, save their search history, and citations link to MLibrary holdings.
The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments (studies of the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of healthcare interventions) from around the world. The aim of the HTA Database is to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.
Records for published projects contain full bibliographic details as well as contact information for the organisation publishing the report. Contributing organisations can also provide brief details of the authors’ conclusions if they wish. Links to reports, project pages and/ or organisation websites are provided wherever possible so database users can access full details directly.
The HTA database is produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK, using information obtained from members of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and other health technology assessment organizations.
25 streaming videos which highlight historical and contemporary nurse theorists in three distinct series:
Nurse Theorists -- Portraits of Excellence, Vol 1
This series explores the life work and stories of 16 women who are widely regarded as nursing's premier scholars. Each video features a modern theorist and includes video interviews in which the theorist discusses her life, the evolution of her work and its impact on nursing practice and education. Each video also contain a bibliography of the theorists' writings and a resource list of helpful websites and organizations. Rounding out the series is a video that discusses and analyzes the life and work of Florence Nightingale.
Nurse Theorists -- Portraits of Excellence, Vol 2
This series explores the life work and life stories of 6 middle-range theorists who are widely regarded as nursing's premier scholars. Each video features a modern theorist and includes video interviews in which the theorist discusses her life, the evolution of her work and its impact on nursing practice and education. Each video also contain a bibliography of the theorists' writings and a resource list of helpful websites and organizations.
Nurse Theorists -- Excellence in Action
These videos are designed to show nursing students how theories are applied in practice. They also provide examples for administrators to see how implementing certain theories can save money and increase the efficiency of institutions. Each video presents information on a theory, gives case study examples to show the application of a theory, and concludes with a discussion summarizing and synthesizing the theory and application.
QuickTime and Flash are required to view the video.
Access is limited to 500 concurrent users.
Nursing Reference Center is a web-based nursing reference system designed to provide the latest evidence-based clinical information for nursing practice, education, and research at the point-of-care. It is international in scope and includes the following features:
- evidence-based content
- clinically organized quick lessons
- evidence-based care sheets
- nursing practice & skill worksheets
- skill competency hecklists
- internationally accreditred continuing education modeules
- point-of-care drug information
- patient education handouts
- best practice guidelines
- key reference books with searchable full txt
- detailed medical illustrations
An app is available for the iPhone/iPad/iTouch from the iTunes store.
Trial access expires on 31 May 2013.
JBICOnNECT is a portal to the following databases from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI):
- The JBI Library of Systematic Reviews is a fully refereed library that publishes systematic reviews of literature following the JBI methodology. These reviews may be of quantitative or qualitative research data, text and/or opinion, relate to economic data or combinations of the above. The JBI Library of Systematic Reviews publishes systematic reviews undertaken by the Joanna Briggs Institute and its international collaborating centres and groups.
- Best Practice Information Sheet (BPIS) are short summaries based on the results and recommendations of systematic reviews. BPIS are easily disseminated and provide busy health professionals access to key issues and recommendations that have been collected from a large volume of material.
- Evidence-Based Recommended Practice (EBRP) are interventions or procedures that describe and/or recommended certain practices on selected clinical topics. Recommended Practices are based on the best available evidence and each practice consists of an equipment list, a recommended practice, occupational health and safety provisions, and an adjoining evidence summary where evidence is available.
- Evidence Summaries (ES) are short abstracts that summarise existing international evidence on common health care interventions and activities. Evidence summaries are based on structured searches of the literature and selected evidence-based health care databases.
This is the primary database for evidence-based nursing.
This unique site serves as a source of historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care. It addresses a wide range of topics critical to comprehending and broadening our understanding of health care and nursing concerns, including the role of professional nurses, nurse shortages, workplace problems and public health issues. It provides information on the historical context in which nursing developed as a profession and an occupation as well as the nursing profession’s contributions to health care in the United States.
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection. Launched in February 2000, PMC was developed and is managed by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
PubMed indexes over 4,000 biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related journals, with over 21 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and related databases. PubMed is produced by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and provides links between article citations and relevant data in other NCBI ENTREZ databases, including Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others.
Wiley Online Library hosts a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It provides integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases, many of which are purchased by MLibrary and accessible to current students, faculty and staff of the University of Michigan. Included are the online journals and books previously published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd., which merged with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2007.