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Nursing Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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Sites for Nursing Students select to expand list

General Clinical Sites select to expand list

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - From the NIH, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Quick Reference Guides for Clinicians, and Consumer Guides.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The journals Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Emerging Infectious Diseases are on this site as well as extensive guidelines on infection control, immunizations, and hazardous substances.
  • iTriage - website and free app with content from Harvard Medical School.
  • WebMD includes a broad range of health information as well as some interesting features, like an online symptom checker (meant for consumers).

Major Nursing Sitesselect to expand list

  • Allnurses.com - Search this site using their search engine and go directly to their links to web sites for nursing and diseases. This site also has a collection of medical search tools.
  • NursingWorld - American Nurses Association
  • NursingCenter.com - from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (publisher of the American Journal of Nursing)
  • Nurse.com - news and resources for practicing nurses

History of Nursingselect to expand list

Cross Cultural Nursingselect to expand list

Diseases and Disordersselect to expand list

  • MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, it offers much of its content in Spanish as well as English
  • NIH (National Institutes of Health) - Connect here to get to the many institutes (e.g., NCI, NIMH, NIDDK) that fall under the jurisdiction of the NIH. Specialty sites for various diseases and disorders offer a rich repository of information. Use the NIH search engine to find specific information.
  • NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) - contains hard-to-find information about diseases that afflict relatively small numbers of people.

See the LSC-NH Library research guide for Diseases, Disorders, Conditions & Syndromes for a complete list of resources.

 Patient Educationselect to expand list

  • MedlinePlus - a database maintained by the NIH's National Library of Medicine, offers much of its content in Spanish and some information in 47 other languages.
  • CareNotes from the database Micromedex  provides patient information about drugs in 15 different languages. When you reach the front page of Micromedex, click on CareNotes System.
  • Films on Demand provides some patient education videos; be careful to choose the ones meant for consumers (e.g., "Chronic Kidney Disease: Are You at Risk?") and not the ones meant for professionals (e.g., "Caring for People with Renal Impairment").
  • MayoClinic.com, updated daily and sponsored by the noted Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, provides health updates and preventative care information.
  • National Council against Health Fraud, a non-profit health agency that locates fraud, misinformation and quackery as public health problems, features position papers and links to information on erroneous and misleading health claims.
  • National Health Information Center - part of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; provides toll-free phone numbers for health information, patient support groups, and links to related websites.

Resumes, Cover Letters, Etc.select to expand list

Journal Articlesselect to expand list

APA Style

Video Introduction to APA (7 min)



Formatting a Research Paper in Microsoft Word

HPB Library



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