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Explore this guide for books, articles, and more on nursing topics. Most resources are available online or at both Lindell and the Mayo Libraries.

What's in this Guide

Look below for tools for:

Look to the tabs on the left to find other Nursing resources.

Peer-Reviewed Research

Nurses at Augsburg are required to use only peer reviewed articles in their research, but what does "peer review" mean?

See this excellent explanation of what peer review means from the British Journal of Medicine.

You can find peer-reviewed, scholarly articles in the following databases:

CINAHL is the main database for all aspects of nursing research. Find articles from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, pamphlets, and books. See CINAHL search tutorials.

Advanced Search PubMed is the premier source for medical research. It is the world's largest medical database. Topics covered include health care administration, cancer, medical ethics, complementary medicine, space life sciences to name a few.

PubMed contains little full text, so use the Find It! button to see if we have the full text elsewhere.

For more advanced help searching PubMed, see the PubMed guide.

Point-of-Care Reference

DynaMed is an evidence-based point-of-care tool that is a "ready reference" for care providers. It includes:

  • Over 3200 topics, updated daily based on a review of over 500 journals.
  • Full drug information from the AHFS (American Society of Health System Pharmacists)

Get it on your phone with the DynaMed Mobile app.

Also see PubMed for point-of-care reference.


Evidence-Based Practice Reference

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The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
Joanna Briggs is smaller than DynaMed, but deals with more complex topics and conditions.

It covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI so you can integrate the world’s best evidence into your research.

It includes:

  • Evidence Summaries
  • Evidence–Based Recommended Practices
  • Best Practice Information Sheets
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Consumer Information Sheets
  • Systematic Review Protocols
  • Technical Reports

When you enter the database, select the "Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database" on the menu.

Also see PubMed for evidence-based practice research.