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Nursing 501: Nursing Research: Finding the Evidence
This guide will help you find sources of best evidence, guidelines, and systematic reviews.
Published quarterly, this journal selects "from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. The clinical relevance and rigour of the studies is assessed to identify research that is relevant to nursing."
Alternate resource for the former National Guideline Clearinghouse. "This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally- and internationally-recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies." Free to use, but registration is required.
AHRQ's mission is "to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. The Agency fulfills this mission by conducting health care services research which examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens as a result of the care they receive." Look in particular at the EPC Evidence Based Reports
"Conducts scientific evidence reviews of a broad range of clinical preventive health care services (such as screening, counseling, and preventive medications) and develops recommendations for primary care clinicians and health systems."
This database covers all aspects of health policy and related issues, supporting decision-making, planning, and research in a variety of healthcare system areas. It offers articles from hundreds of full-text publications, including industry-leading academic journals, monographs, magazines, trade publications, and other valuable resources.
From McMaster University. A searchable database that "identifies studies and systematic reviews that are scientifically strong; articles that meet scientific criteria are then rated by frontline clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness." Free registration required.
A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body. Includes 3D models of anatomical structures and systems, physiology animations, pathology visualizations, illustrations, cadaver images paired with CTI or MRI scans, definitions, pronunciations, learning presentations that use this visual content, and more.
The Anatomage Table is one of the most technologically advanced anatomy visualization systems for anatomy education. It allows you to view, manipulate, and dissect a 3D cadaver in real-time. The intuitive touch screen environment is easy to use and is available as a learning tool for those interested in studying anatomy.