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Nursing Resources

Nursing Resources @GU

Doing Nursing research at Gonzaga? This guide will help connect you to reliable resources related to Nursing. Whether you are feeling completely lost or just needs a little extra guidance, know you aren't alone in this -- contact your Health Sciences Librarian and we can set up a time to chat about your research assignment.

Selecting an Appropriate Database

A crucial part of creating your search strategy is choosing which databases to search. The database(s) you choose to search will be determined by the type of evidence you require. 

Book ► The Foley Library Catalog

Clinical Research ► PubMed, CINAHL

Systematic Review ► Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, CINAHL

Expert Opinion ► Pubmed, CINAHL, and any article databases that includes academic and trade journals (such as Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, SPORTdiscus, and Biomedical Reference Collection)

Clinical Practice Guideline ► DynaMed, Clinical Key for Nursing, ECRI Guidelines Trust™

Unpublished Clinical Trials ►, World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

Health Statistics & Data Sets ► CDC National Center for Health Statistics, World Health Organization,

Additional Help

Link to Online Library Orientation


The Basics: Welcome to the Foley Library!

If you are new to the Foley Library, this online orientation will guide you through the basics of using library resources, logging into your account and more.

Link to Searching For Health Evidence guide


Research Help

If you are new to medical research, this guide will introduce you to the basics of finding and accessing biomedical research

Link to EBP Guide


What is Evidence Based Practice?

This guide will introduce you to the concepts of Evidence Based Practice, including how to find evidence to support quantitative or qualitative research questions (PICOT and PEO) and critical appraisal tools for different types of research studies.

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HEAL-WA Medical Databases

If you are a practitioner in the state of Washington, you can access a number of medical databases for free via the HEAL-WA program.

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