Nursing & Health Studies

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Clinical Care Databases & Resources

Provides access to books, images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools

Mobile Device access: http://m.accessmedicine.com

P:rovides full-text access to a vast number of journals, medical and surgical, clinical eBooks and videos; and clinical guidelines, trials, images, and pharmacology books.For management summeries of patient conditions, select it from the drop down menu on the search bar and then specify the topic.

Mobile device access: Register link (top rt corner of the home page).

Clinical reference tool provides summaries for research or at 'point-of-care'. Content is drawn from journals, journal review services, systematic review collections, guideline collections and drug information sources.

Mobile device access: DynaMed homepage under "How to use DynaMed".

Content from MD Consult, now called First Consult. Can be filtered in the search box of Clinical Key.

Experts examine research and synthesize it into summaries for diagnosing and treating conditions.

International collaboration from 40 countries that develops & provides evidence in various formats for nursing, allied health and medical professionals as well as to consumers.

AIDS/HIV

AIDS.gov

Objectives: "Expand visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public; ... increase use of new media tools to reach communities most at risk; increase knowledge about HIV and access to [services for high risk people]".

AIDSource

"AIDSource offers access to HIV/AIDS-related resources ... developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to ensure that those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a source of quality reviewed current content [From both inside and outside the Federal Government]. In 2005, it was linked to AIDSinfo to make access easier for users of both sites".

HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Atlas (NCHHSTP) CDC
"A tool that gives you the power to analyze, map, and create tables using more than 10 years of data." For direct access, click on NCHHSTP Atlas.

Core Article Databases
Supporting Databases

Includes more than 1.6 million doctoral dissertations and masterâs theses from 1861 to the present. Also includes Dissertations and Theses written by U.M. students, including many from Nursing.

BioMed Central is an independent open access publishing house providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research

A biomedical and pharmacological database

Research and collaboration Web site for scholars working in the field of ethics. Features scholarly articles, books, archival and digital objects, popular press literature, dissertations, and commission reports, as well as blogs and other sources.

Produced by the National Library of Medicine for patients, their families and friends. Provides reliable, up-to-date health information information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in non-technical language. Freely available.

Searchable multidisciplinary digital library of full-text book length research studies and policy reports by leading experts in their fields. Includes IOM (Institute of Medicine) titles.

Resource for molecular biology information. Links to molecular sequence, structure and taxonomy databases, literature databases PubMed and OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). Includes teaching materials and online tutorials.

Free resource from WebMD but targeted to nurses. POC information for drugs, diseases, procedures. Medscape Mobile available for iPhone/Pad, BlackBerry, Android. See Medscape homepage for instructions.

Large abstract and citation database of research literature and web sources covering life, physical, health, and social sciences.

Indexes and abstracts sociology and related research literature published worldwide in journals and other serial publications.

Public of Science Library a nonprofit publisher and advocate of Open Access research. It offers journals in medicine, biology, health studies, pathogens, genetics, tropic diseases, nursing for examples and with contribution from researcher around the world.

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Database Tutorials & Videos
Drug Information
Visual & Physical Exam Databases
Introduction to CINAHL
Searching CINAHL
Revising and examining results in CINAHL
Emailing and saving search results in CINAHL
Library Catalog
WorldCat Search
Finding eBooks and Print Books

Searching via the Library catalog:

In addition to "Keyword" searching, click on the arrow (right of "Keyword" in box below) to find other choices from the drop down menu. For instance, select "Subject"to see all the nursing eBooks.

e-books at UM Libraries

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Still can't find what you're looking for? Try WorldCat, a cooperative catalog of many US and international libraries. If we don't have it at UM, try requesting it through Interlibrary Loan.

Nursing Journals
eBook Collections for Nursing & Health Sciences
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National Association of Hispanic Nurses

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This peer reviewed journal is edited by Dean Nilda Peragallo and Dr. Elias Provencio-Vásquez.

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EBP (or EBM) Websites & PDFs
Evidence Based Practice (or EBMedicine) eBooks
Clinical Questions ~ Type of Study ~ EBM Resource

Finding good resources involves not only selecting appropriate databases and websites, but also type of study design. Different study designs produce different levels of evidence are organzied hierarchically. See blue pyramid and note that study designs at the top, e.g., meta analysis, systematic review offer the highest level of evidence. ebm_align_pyramid.jpg

Evidence Based Practice - What is it?

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is "the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." Sackett, David L, et al. "Evidence Based Medicine: What It Is and What It Isn't." BMJ 1996; 312: 71-72.

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) = EBM or Evidence Based Nursing (EBN)

4 components EBM:

(1) clinical expertise and (2) patient preference which "may override the other components of the model for a given decision. "For example, clinical expertise must prevail if the nurse decides that the patient is too frail for a specific intervention that is otherwise âbestâ for his condition, and the patient's preference will dominate when he declines a treatment that [even though] (3) research evidence indicates the treatment is best for his condition. All of these factors, however, have to be considered in the light of the fact that (4) resources for health care are limited."
DiCenso A, Cullum N, Ciliska D. "Implementing evidence-based nursing: some misconceptions" [editorial]. Evidence-Based Nursing 1998 Apr;1:38-40.

What is Grey Literature?

Grey literature is information not commercially published.

However, at the 2th International Conference on Grey Literature (2010) in Prague, the following definition was conceived:

"Grey literature stands for manifold document types produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in print and electronic formats that are protected by intellectual property rights, of sufficient quality to be collected and preserved by library holdings or institutional repositories, but not controlled by commercial publishers i.e., where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body."

Types of Grey Literature
  • Reports from government agencies (e.g., WHO or UNAIDS), organizations, societies, etc.
  • Professional and Special Interest Groups
  • Health Institutes
  • Universities, Research Centers
  • Conference proceedings
  • Listservs, Blogs, Emails, Phone calls
  • Newsletters
  • Theses & Dissertations
  • Primary resources: Manuscripts, Notes, Letters, Diaries, other personal information
     
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AIDS/HIV

AIDS.gov

Objectives: "Expand visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public; ... increase use of new media tools to reach communities most at risk; increase knowledge about HIV and access to [services for high risk people]".

AIDSource

"AIDSource offers access to HIV/AIDS-related resources ... developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to ensure that those seeking information about HIV/AIDS have a source of quality reviewed current content [From both inside and outside the Federal Government]. In 2005, it was linked to AIDSinfo to make access easier for users of both sites".

HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Atlas (NCHHSTP) CDC
"A tool that gives you the power to analyze, map, and create tables using more than 10 years of data." For direct access, click on NCHHSTP Atlas.

Female Anopheles Mosquito

Anopheles

During blood meals taken from persons infected with malaria, mosquitoes pick up parasites and transfer them into another host, possibly a human. In 2008, malaria caused nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children (WHO). Content Providers(s): CDC/ James Gathany

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Information Through Numbers

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Do you need a refresher on how to present statistics? Visit lyndaCampus (access through Databases on the library homepage), create your free lynda account and learn how to use spreadsheet software.

Evidence Based Practice Resources for Public Health | University of Massachusetts Med. Sch.

Evidence Based Resources

Pre-Formulated and Filtered Searches of Published Studies

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (National Library of Medicine) â Provides specialized searches of the PubMed database to find research articles related to selected Healthy People 2020 objectives.

PubMed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries (National Library of Medicine) â Provides specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs. (Change filter to Cost)

Public Health Online Journals

Public Health Databases

STATISTICS
Federal Health Statistics

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Data & Statistics (National Center of Health Statistics)
Offers many ways of finding health information: use links in the horizonal blue banner and the CDC A-Z Index on the far right or fill in search box.

HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Atlas (NCHHSTP) CDC
"A tool that gives you the power to analyze, map, and create tables using
more than 10 years of data." Click on NCHHSTP Atlas.

Behavorial Risk Factor Surveillance System ( BRFSS) (CDC)
Telephone health survey tracking chonic health conditions, risk behaviors,
and use of preventative services in the U.S.

Health United States CDC - quick link

Injury Prevention & Control CDC's Injury Center
Focus includes: prescription drug overdose, child abuse, sexual violence, etc.

NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics)
Major source of health statistics from the CDC. Links to tabulated state data

NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Assesses health and nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S.
Survey combines interviews and physical examinations.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

HealthData.gov

Kaiser Family Foundation KFF.org
Select 'Topics' on the horizonal tabs bar to discover site offerings, which include information on policy, cost, health reform, Medicare and Medicaid, etc. Explore the 'Perspectives' tab for policy insights.

National Institutes of Health NIH (from the Department of Health and Human Services)

National Institute of Mental Health NIMH

National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA (from the NIH - National Institute of Health)

Public Health Partners
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. Global, Federal, State and County

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality HHS
Stated mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more
accessible, equitable, and affordable

Office of Minority health (HHS)
Excellent resource for basic information about health issues of US minority groups.

Aging Statistics (HHS)
From the Admin. of Aging (AoA) at the U.S. Dept.or HHS, this site offers statistical and program information for this growing demographic.

Women'shealth.gov

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Population and General Statistics

FedStats
Statistics gathered from over 100 U.S. government agencies

(Federal) Statistical Abstract (2012)
Provides statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources from Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other Federal agencies.

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research)
Archive of digital social science data

NationMaster
Statistics from CIA World Factbook, OECD, WHO, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO and additional sources. Data presented graphically.

United States Census Bureau

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012 (131 Edition)
Published from 1878 to 2012, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Discontinued

U.S. Data and Statistics
Long an organized list of sources for federal government data.

Statistica

State and County Stats
State

Public Health Partners
A collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. Global, Federal, State and County

State Health Facts (from Kaiser Family Foundation)

Florida

Florida Charts - Florida Public Health Statistics
Behavior risk factor data obtained by survey of adults in Florida to obtain county level estimates of health behaviors contributing to morbidity and mortality.

County

Miami-Dade County Health Department: Disease Control
Includes Monthly Disease Report and Vital and Morbidity Statistics links

Global

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Aim of oganization is to share the best in development policy, practice and research. Content from over 7,500 development organisations - all available free to download.

Institute of Developmental Studies (IDS) | University of Sussex
Global institution producing various materials â journal articles, research and evidence reports, policy and rapid response briefings, and working papers.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

UNICEF: Monitoring & Statistics
Links to statistics globally and by country

World Bank
Links to data and research, countries, projects and more.

WHO: Research Tools
Includes links to burden of disease statistics and much more.

Data Online for Population, Health and Nutrition (DOLPHN) Edit/DeleteQuick Stats

Selected demographic and health indicators from sources for selected countries.

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Statistics from Associations

American Heart Association

National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (2008)
Survey of RNs reports personal, professional, employment characteristics of RNs living in the U.S. Conducted every 4 years.

Nurse Caring for Infant

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Nurse Caring for Infant, 1958. From University Archives, University of Miami Historical Photographs Collection.

Practice Guidelines & Research
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Early Nursing Class

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Early Nursing Class, University of Miami. Photo from University of Miami Digital Initiatives, University of Miami Legacy.

Primary Sources & History
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New Births 1943
Births at a California Relocation Center 1943Nurses hold four new arrivals to the Tule Lake, Calif., Japanese Relocation Center May 21, 1943.

Nurses from left to right are: Mary Nitta, Ruby Fujicki, Masako Nakadoi and Katsumi Ogawa. (AP Photo)
Nursing History: Titles in Richter Library

Bibliography adapted from Celebrating Nursing History: What to Keep by Margaret (Peg) Allen the list can be found at the Nursing and Allied Health Resource Section of the Medical Library Association.

Twenty Thousand Nurses Tell Their Story
Hughes, EC, et al.
Richter 9th Flr Stacks, RT82.H78 c.3
The ANA commissioned this study of the practice of nursing in the 1950s; this is the final report.
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Hospital Sketches
Louisa May Alcott
Richter 7th Flr Stacks, E621.A34 1960 and as an e-book.
Chronicle of the nature of Civil War nursing. Portrayal of realities of everyday nursing in Alcott's letters home.
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The Path We Tread:Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1854-1994
M. Elizabeth Carnegie
Richter 9th Flr Stacks RT83.5.C37 1995
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Nurse and Spy in the Union Army: The Adventures and Experiences of a Woman in Hospitals, Camps, and Battlefields
S. Emma Edmonds
Richter 7th Flr Stacks E628.E36 1999
Originally published in 1865.
Makers of Nursing History
Pennock, MR
Richter 9th Flr Stacks RT34.P4 1940
Originally published 1928.
I Served on Bataan
Redmond, Juniata.
Richter 7th Flr Stacks, D767.4 .R4
Originally published 1943.
A History of Nursing
Nutting, MA and Dock, LA
Richter 9th Flr Stacks, RT31.N95 2000
Published as a 2 vol set in 1907; expanded to 4 volumes in 1937.
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Reminiscences of Linda Richards - America's First Trained Nurse
Linda Richards
Off-Campus Gifts, G-1175
Originally published 1911.
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Eminent Victorians
Lytton Strachey
Online via above link and Richter 7th Flr Stacks, CT782 .S8 1918b c.2
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Notes on Nursing: What it Is, and What it Is Not
Florence Nightingale; Anita S. Kessler M.S.N. M.Ed.
Spec Coll RT51.N68 1860
Special Collections holds an 1860 edition. Other editions available, Richter 9th Flr Stacks RT40 .N5 1992 and online open access.
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Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care
Florence Nightingale; Lynn McDonald (Editor)
To access the series of Nightingale's collected works online via the University of Miami Libraries catalog search Nightingale as author and select Internet Resources from the drop down menu.
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Births At Relocation Center

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Nurses hold four new arrivals to the Tule Lake, Calif., Japanese Relocation Center May 21, 1943.

Nurses from left to right are: Mary Nitta, Ruby Fujicki, Masako Nakadoi and Katsumi Ogawa. (AP Photo)

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Citation Tools
Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources vs. Popular Sources
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Nursing Theory Links