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This guide leads you to resources for evidence-based nursing practice.
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Selected MSU Books for Health Research

These books are found in the MSU Reference Collection.

Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing - Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
Call Number: R121.S8 2012
ISBN: 9781608316922
Publication Date: 2012

Stedman's Medical Dictionary - Thomas Lathrop Stedman
Call Number: R121.S8 2006 (28th) (Reference)

Stedman's Medical Eponyms - Susan L. Bartolucci
Call Number: R121.F67 2005 (Reference)

Dorland's Medical Speller - Ellen Drake
Call Number: R123.D67 2009 (Reference)

The Medical & Health Sciences Word Book - Ann Ehrlich
Call Number: R123.M38 1992 (Reference)

Encyclopedia of Health & Behavior - Norman B. Anderson
Call Number: R726.5.E53 2004 (Reference)

Encyclopedia of Health Psychology - Alan J. Christensen
Call Number: R726.7.E53 2004 (Reference)

Critical Thinking Tactics for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies - Rubenfeld, M. Gaie
Call Number: RT42.R78 2010 (4th Floor)
See chapter, "Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice."

Critical Thinking Tactics for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies - M. Gale Rubenfeld
Call Number: RT42.R78 2010 (4th Floor)
See chapter, "Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice."



You can serve your patients best when you take the time to find the best and latest information available for illnesses, conditions, treatments, etc. MSU Renne Library offers several subscription databases, print, and other resources which can lead you to quality research to meet those information needs.


Articles (Indexes/Databases)

Here are some tools to find nursing and nursing-related articles in the popular and professional literature.

  • CINAHL  
    Access nursing and allied health literature
  • Cochrane Library  
    Evidence-based medical reviews
  • Medline (on Web of Science)  
    Professional health sciences journal articles. Includes Check MSU Availability.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center  
    Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
  • Health and Psychosocial Instruments  
    Provides bibliographic access and descriptions of tests, manuals, rating scales and other instruments used to assess health and behavior.
  • Health Reference Center Academic  
    Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook  
    Includes the full text of the 9th edition (1985) through the most recent Mental Measurements Yearbook.
  • Medline via FirstSearch  
    Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
    PubMed comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals.
  • SPORTDiscus  
    Sports medicine, psychology, history, and sociology; physical fitness, training, recreation
  • Web of Science Core Collection
    Web of Science Core Collection provides access two major sources: Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index from ISI.
  • ArticleFirst  
    Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
  • BIOSIS  
    Extensive biosciences coverage of the journal literature.
  • ScienceDirect  
    Includes Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Environmental Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Social Sciences.
  • Dissertation Abstracts  
    Dissertation and thesis abstracts related to nursing and medicine
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
    Definitions, etymology, and usage of English-language words
  • AccessScience: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online  
    Featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.
  • PsycInfo
    Provides access to the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics.
  • PsycArticles
    Collection of more than 50 full text journals in general and specialized psychology published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and a few related publishers.
  • Ulrichs Web
    Bibliographic database on serials published throughout the world. Find desciptive information about periodicals, including which ones are peer reviewed.
  • Google Scholar
    Searches a broad collection of full text journals, technical reports, preprints, and other academic documents. Some are available from MSU Renne Library subscriptions, but others are not.
  • UpToDate: Clinical Decision Support System  
    UpToDate is a clinical decision support system used by physicians worldwide. You can access this database through the library and get specific, detailed answers to your clinical questions, often within minutes

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