AHRQ Evidence Based Practice Center
Evidence Based Practice Centres
* National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Searching for Systematic Reviews Using Library Databases
NOTE: Many of these databases can be searched simultaneously, as they are all EBSCO products. When you click on an EBSCO database, you will see a blue and green interface with the word EBSCO Host in the top left corner. To simultaneously search EBSCO databases, look for the box, below the search interface, that says “in:”. You should see the name of the database you chose to search in this box, but you will notice that this box has a pull-down menu attached to it. Simply open that menu, and (1) scroll until you see the name of the second, third, etc. database(s) you want to search, (2) put a check in thebox that is next to that database, and (3) click “Submit”. You will know you have done this correctly when you see the phrase Specific Databases in the box that has “in:” next to it, and below this you see the names of all the databases you wish to search listed. You will then see that you are searching multiple databases at one time.
* CINAHL the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,600 current nursing and allied health journals and publications dating back to 1982, totaling over 800,000 records. The databases will allow you to search only Systematic Reviews and Evidence Based Care Sheets, simply by setting these as your choices using the limiter called “Publication Type.” The limiter called “Special Interest” will allow you to limit results to Evidence Based Practice.
* The Cochrane Library includes full-text access to health care information in such areas as controlled trials, systematic reviews, methodology, health technology assessment and evaluation.
Health Source provides nearly 600 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine and contains over 4 million abstracts and citations.
Pub Med is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
MLA (Medical Library Association) Recommended Sites
Ellender Memorial Library’s MLA Recommended Sites page
Professional Organizations (United States)
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACPR)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Nurse Anesthetics (AANA)
American Associations of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
American Nursing Association (ANA)
American Society of Exercise Physiologist (ASEP)
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurse (ASPAN)
Association of Asthma Nurse Educators (AAE)
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
National Kidney Foundation
Respiratory Nurse Society (RNS)
Registered Nurse Assoc. Ontario
Tobacco Free Nurses
Nursing Center for Tobacco Information (NCTI)