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Nursing Reference Guide

This guide contains nursing resources and information. Links below provide a starting place for your nursing research project.

Evidence Based Care

What is Evidence based Care

Evidence-Based Medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values -  Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. (2000). Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

David Sackett , Clinical epidemiologist and pioneer of evidence-based medicine.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice (Duke) tutorial

Evidence-Based Medicine: Resources by Levels of Evidence




Research Articles -Translations

It is best not to limit the search to English-language publications only and also to avoid additional limitations such as date of publication. Researchers and studnets can contact the library to get articles in foreign languages through their Interlibrary Loan service and/or translation services.

There are several  web translators are available such as Google TranaslatePAPAGO.

About Science and research around the world - English Is the Language of Science. That Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Featured Nurse

 portrait of Florence Nightingale

This portrait of Florence Nightingale (1820 -1910) depicts her as the "Lady with the Lamp" as she became known for her habit of visiting patients at night during the Crimean War.

PubMed for Nurses Tutorial

Easy to follow Tutorials from NLM to learn about:

What is Pubmed?

Simple Search

Clinical queries

using filters and more

PubMed Searching using PICO/T(Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome and can add Time)





Tools to find the journal for the paper/ manuscript submission

Choose the right journal for your research - Think, Check, and Submit

Most popular manuscript matching software (MMS) and features: 

Journal Finder tool is accessible from Elsevier Authors.

JANE (Journal/Author Name Estimator ) -  All journals included in Medline (PubMed) are included in Jane.

American Journal Experts JournalGuide Paper Match

Web of Science - Additional Resources - Journal Citation Reports - Impact Factors

EndNote Online’s Manuscript Matcher tool

Springer Journal Suggester