Minority Health Specialized Info. Services | US Dept. of Health & Human Services
AIDSource From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to ensure that the source of HIV/AIDS information is reviewed for quality [from both inside and outside the Federal Government].
HIVinfo - resources from HIV.gov (CDC) and the NIH (National Library of Medicine) combined into one site.
NCHHSTP Atlas Survellance data from the CDC on HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). Also includes socioeconomic data on these diseases.
- BioMed Central- BMC is an independent open access publisher that provides 300 peer review journals about biology, medicine, simulation medicine, technology, genome science, and public health.
- EthicShare - is for scholars in the field of ethics. Features everything from scholarly articles to blogs.
- MedlinePlus - produced by the National Library of Medicine for patients, providing reliable, up-to-date health information information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in non-technical language. Freely available.
- National Academies Press Digital Library - provides full-text book length research studies and policy reports and includes IOM (Institute of Medicine) titles.
- Nurses-Medscape - free from WebMD targeted at nurses. POC information for drugs, diseases, procedures. Medscape Mobile available for iPhone/Pad, BlackBerry, Android. See Medscape homepage for instructions
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.
Grey literature is information not commercially published.
"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." (2nd International Conference for Grey Literature, 2010)
Specialized Information Services (SIS) US Dept. of Health & Human Services
Minority Health (SIS)
- Reports from government agencies (e.g., WHO or UNAIDS), organizations, societies, etc.
- Professional and Special Interest Groups
- Health Institutes
- Universities, Research Centers
- More Types of Grey Lit Documents - from Grey Lit International 2018
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 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.
The evidence based process originated in the field of medicine where it is referred to as Evidence Based Medince (EBM). The process has migrated into other professions which refer to it as Evidence Based Practice. In Nursing it is sometimes called Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).
Definition: 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.
4 components EBM (or EBP or EBN):
(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.
This guide outlines the Systematic Review process starting with formulating a research question all the way along to reporting results. Simple to follow and relevant for other reviews, e.g., scoping reviews and intergrative reviews.
Joanna Briggs EBP
PubMed - filter for Systematic Reviews or RCT's by clicking on Clinical Queries (top right)
CINAHL - for EBM reviews, go to limit options; filter or add Sys. Rev., Meta Analysis, RCT, to the search.
Embase - a biomedical and pharmacological database
Web of Science
TRIP since 1997 - easily find the highest-quality material available on the web - to help support evidence based practice.
Finding and using research evidence: Summary sheet
Point of Care Tools
DynaMed & Up to Date Point of care tools offering best available evidence from systematic reviews, RCTs, and observational studies when appropriate for assessing the benefits and harms of treatments.
BMJ - offers critical reviews of research studies
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.
- Critical Appraisal Worksheets Duke University Medical Center Library
- Critical Appraisal Skill Programme (CASP) Check out: Checklists & Useful Links
- Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step American Journal of Nursing
- Evidence Appraisal Winona State University
- Evidence Updates from BMJ
- How to Critically Appraise an Article - Medscape Links on this page are provide websites, organisations, and resources, relating to evidence-based healthcare, statistics, and research.
1) On top bar, click on Evidence Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons (under More), then type in the topic, condition, procedure.
2) In Advanced Search, type the topic (such as a condition, symptom, or clinical procedure), then select Publication Type and select Practice Guidelines in the limiter section,
Click on Guidelines menu in the top toolbar to search for guidelines. Search by organization name, specialty, or topic.
Before or after running a search (1) look to the left and (2) under Type of Article, (3) click Customize and (4) select Practice Guidelines (PG). PG will then show up in the listing above "Customize" - click on PG again.
DynaMed or UptoDate
Type in condition, procedure, etc., select one of the results. For additional information, look to the left under TOPIC OUTLINE.
From the Rand Health
HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS)
HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services surveys (CHIPTS website) and
CHIPTS Project Database
HIV Patient-Assessed Report of Status and Experience (HIV-PARSE)
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.
Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (National Library of Medicine) Ã¢ 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) Ã¢ Provides specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs. (Change filter to Cost)
- CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Statistics & Data.
- CDC's Health United States - quick link
- CDC's Injury Center Injury Prevention & Control Focus includes: prescription drug overdose, child abuse, sexual violence, etc.
National Institutes of Health NIH (from the Department of Health and Human Services)
National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA (from National Institute of Health NIH)
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.
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.
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)
Stated mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable
From the Admin. of Aging (AoA) at the U.S. Dept.or HHS, this site offers statistical and program information for this growing demographic.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality HHS
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
Statistics from CIA World Factbook, OECD, WHO, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO and additional sources. Data presented graphically.
Though this is a partly a business site, it's not to be overlooked. It offers excellent quantitative data, statistics and demographics (US and International) and health information. On home page, click on United States (mid page - last tab) and also try Health & Pharmaceuticals in the search box.
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.
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 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.
Miami-Dade County Health Department: Disease Control
Includes Monthly Disease Report and Vital and Morbidity Statistics links
Country Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play.
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.
UNICEF: Monitoring & Statistics
Links to statistics globally and by country
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)
Selected demographic and health indicators from sources for selected countries.
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.
This peer reviewed journal is edited by Dean Nilda Peragallo (UM Dean of Nursing 2003 - 2016) and Dr. Elias Provencio-Vasquez (UTEP Dean of Nursing).
Offers a plethora of nursing resources including lists of associations and organizations, journals, websites, research guidelines, statistics for nursing, etc.
List of Nursing Associations
Endnote x9 for Desktop
(**Copy product key#)
EndNote X9: Online Manual
EndNote X9 Tutorial with timestamps (for finding sections quickly) - very good
EndNote X9 Windows: short course
EndnoteX8 Basics Video (LaTrobe Uni.)
How to create a "new" library, and very importantly, how to manage your library's files (.enl file (extension) & .data file).
If all else fails, this service is excellent.
In this section you will find information for both the new APA and the experienced APA users.
Current editions are held in our reference collection, call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010 . An additional copy is kept at the Information and Research Assistance Desk on the 1st floor of Richter Library
What is plagarism?
Ideas - and the words that express them - can belong to people. So when you use someone else's words and ideas, especially in your essays and written assignments, you have to tell people where you got your ideas and quotes from. If you don't cite your sources, it's considered a type of stealing.
Don't be an idea thief!
Use the links and videos on this page to learn what plagiarism is, and why your professors don't want you to do it.
- What is Plagiarism? An interactive game and guide from Rutgers University.
- Plagiarism 101.
- Plagiarism: What it is and How to Recognize and Avoid It.
- Avoiding Plagiarism. A guide provided by the Purdue OWL.
- The Writer's Handbook to Avoiding Plagiarism. By the University of Wisconsin Writing Center.
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)
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.