NR449- Evidence Based Practice

  1. Locate a total of five (5) research databases or collections related to your topic. Each research database description is worth 30 points. You may search for these in various locations, e.g., the Internet, an intranet at work, print publications, etc. You may NOT choose the databases that are already familiar to you - MEDLINE, PUBMED (which also indexes MEDLINE), GOOGLE SCHOLAR, and CINAHL.
    This is a portion of my assignment, and I am wondering if anyone has come across any good databases other than the ones listed to find some good evidence based practice research? I don't want to just choose any old thing, because it will benefit me later when I go to do my capstone if I find some places that have solid info for my topic.
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  3. by   AlaBro2010
    What I normally do is look into my local colleges library page and see what they have under nursing. Sometimes even the local library. For example my school I can go to their site and click on research support, search databases by subject and it will give me multiple ones. Hope that helps I'm on my phone so I can't look them up individually for you but that will steer you in the right direction.
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    Up to date ( and Cochrane ( are great resources.
  5. by   Emilynn09
    Quote from LunahRN
    Up to date ( and Cochrane ( are great resources.
    I will check those out. Heading on a long flight tomorrow with wifi and hoping to get a lot of research complete.
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    AccessMedicineComplete suite of clinical and educational content from leading books, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th ED. Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously, AccessMedicine is designed for direct access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, case management decisions, conducting research, medical education, or self-assessment and board review.

    To access the mobile version, optimized for viewing on iPhones and other PDAs, register for a My AccessMedicine profile from any on-site computer. Once you have done so, you can log on to the site using your My AccessMedicine username & password. [Mobile-friendly URL:]

    ACOG - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists publications

    Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)1982-present. Bacterial immunology, vaccinations, antibiotics, immunology.

    Biomed CentralBiomedical research articles. Free access.

    BMJ (British Journal of Medicine) Journals

    CINAHL Complete1937-present. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines. Includes journal articles, evidence-based care sheets, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and book chapters.

    County Health RankingsNationwide data on health indices by county. Includes statistics & rankings on mortality & morbidity, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment.

    DynaMedEvidence-based point-of-care clinical reference tool for health care professionals. Clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,000 topics. To install on mobile device:

    EmbaseBiomedical and pharmaceutical research from 1946-present.

    Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

    Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

    Nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.

    Health Reference Center Academic

    Nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.

    Islamic Medical and Scientific EthicsSearchable database of citations to articles on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world.

    MEDLINE via FirstSearch

    Via FirstSearch. Covers clinical medicine, nutrition, pathology, education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, nursing.

    Medline via ProQuest

    Covers clinical medicine, nutrition, pathology, education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, nursing.

    Medline via UM-Medsearch

    Medline with a steeper learning curve, though it is worth it! Very powerful search capabilities. Links to login page for Medline via UM-Medsearch. Use uniqname and Kerberos password to login. Covers all aspects of medicine and health care administration. Includes some nursing and allied health.

    Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

    Statistics relating to health, disease, & mortality, from the Centers for Disease Control, updated weekly.

    Mosby's Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary

    National Guideline ClearinghouseNGC is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

    National Quality Measures ClearinghouseNQMC is a public resource for evidence-based quality measures and measure sets.

    Natural StandardEvidence-based support for alternative and complementary therapies. International research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary & alternative therapies using a comprehensive methodology & reproducible grading scales with the aim of providing objective, reliable information that aids clinicians, patients & healthcare institutions to make more informed & safer therapeutic decisions. Information is evidence-based, consensus-based, & peer-reviewed by a multidisciplinary editorial board.

    New England Journal of MedicineArchives of NEJM, 1812 to the present.

    Nursing Books from Ovid41 e-books from the American Nurses Association.

    Nursing Reference CenterIncludes point-of-care information and clinical evidence covering conditions & diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, etc.

    ProQuest Health ManagementHealth administration - journal articles, dissertations

    ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health SourceNursing and allied health - journal articles, books, videos, dissertations, etc.

    PubMed - publicly available access to Medline

    ScienceDirectA full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

    StatRef!STAT!Ref is an online library of electronic resources--primarily reference books--for health care students and professionals.

    Toxicology Abstracts

    Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, contaminants.


    Journal articles in toxicology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, antidotes.

    UM-Medsearch (Medline through Ovid)

    Medline with a steeper learning curve, though it is worth it! Very powerful search capabilities. This link connects to a login screen: use your uniqname and Kerberos password. Covers all aspects of medicine and health care administration. Includes some nursing and allied health.

    UpToDateOnline clinical information resource with emphasis on internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, and family practice. 9,100+ topics in 20 specialties; graded treatment recommendations; links to referenced articles (when available); drug database & drug interactions program, including adult, pediatric, international, & natural drugs with drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb and herb-to-herb interactions; medical calculators.