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A guide to resources and research in nursing. See also, for evidence based practice

What's on this guide?

Use this guide to help you with your assignments, finding literature using nursing databases, identifying clinical practice guidelines, and much more!

What's in this guide?

Getting Started:

  • Types of resources: Is it scholarly? Is it trustworthy?
  • Getting Started with PICO(T): Finding evidence based literature to provide the best patient outcome, based on that patient's characteristics
  • Writing Literature Reviews
  • Citation Help: Learn the ins-and-outs of APA


  • Look at the top recommended resources for finding nursing related literature
  • Get a crash course in the top databases including OVID, CINAHL, Cochrane, and PubMed


  • Check out reference sources and info on exam guides (can you say NCLEX?)

EBP Tools

  • Get acquainted with evidence based tools such as journals, databases (hello, Cochrane!), and guidelines (shoutout to National Guideline Clearinghouse)

Medical Websites

  • Reliable web resources: includes freely available and fee based

Open Education Resources

  • Free sources! You can use these after you graduate!

After Graduation

  • case you want a job, check out these nursing career paths and job listing sites