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Find Information from Free Medical Resources

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Use Clinical eCompanion

Clinical eCompanion is a point-of-care tool for primary care clinicians, especially those without access to subscription databases.

The website searches multiple, free resources at once. Any provider can find patient handouts in multiple languages, clinical practice guidelines, drug interactions, ICD 10 codes, and other essential point of care information without relying on Google or other time consuming search techniques.

Clinical eCompanion was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences Library System, over the course of three National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region-funded projects that demonstrated the feasibility, usability and validity of the system. The site is now managed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR).

You are invited to take a free 1 hour Clinical eCompanion webinar on June 14th from 12 Noon to 1 pm courtesy of MAR.

Let me know what you think!

Welcome DNP students!

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 Welcome and we are glad you are here!

To make your library research life easier, I have put together a list of high priority links.  You will find most on our Health Sciences Library page, but feel free to bookmark the permalink that follows to get you back to this entry.  It might be handy as the semester goes on. Remember, I am here to help.


Good Databases for Nurses (or browse our selections on the Health Sciences Library page)
You can save your searches – speak to me about what database and how

PubMed Tutorial for Nurses
Learn or enhance your searching skills. You will be glad you did.

Does UB have the Full-text Electronic Journal I am looking for?
Check our robust list by Journal Title

Document delivery and interlibrary loanFast, Free, with Electronic delivery for most items

Do a UB Libraries “Google-like” search

Set up Google Scholar for UB Full text Off-network

HUBNET: clinically-oriented Resources and Tools
Be sure to look at the robust list of electronic books
Also try
Resources by Subject

Download a copy of EndNote
What EndNote is & What it can do for you (90 second video)

Remote Access to Library Resources
Make sure you can access our resources from home – troubleshooting help

Get help with Ask A Librarian or

We have a free scanner!

DNP Capstone Projects
Currently bound paper copies of the capstone projects are held in the School of Nursing’s Student Services and an electronic copy is kept on the School of Nursing’s Sharepoint system. Consider placing them in the UB Institutional Repository

Dissertations at UB and Dissertations Beyond UB

Joanna Briggs Institute Levels of Evidence

Beall’s List – Predatory/Deceptive Open Access Publishing

26 Guidelines at a Glance on Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing

AJN 2015 Book of the Year with a timely title

Postcards of Nursing Digital Gallery
The Zwerdling Postcard Collection will make you smile

Nurses: Writing for Professional Journals

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For new and potential writers in Nursing – Check out this open course “Writing for Professional Journals.”

Patricia Gonce Morton, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Utah College of Nursing Dean, authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) while participating in the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow program.

The course content includes twelve modules, listed below. Each module has accompanying video instruction, PowerPoint slides, reflection assignments, activity log workbook assignments, and suggested reading lists.

Module 1 – Course Orientation

Module 2 – Facing Excuses: Why We Don’t Write for a Professional Journal

Module 3 – Understanding the Journal Publishing Process

Module 4 – Getting Started: Writing Strategies

Module 5 – Selecting and Focusing a Topic for Publication

Module 6 – Preparing the Outline and Choosing the Manuscript Format

Module 7 – Picking a Journal for the Manuscript

Module 8 – Determining Authorship and Writing a Query Letter

Module 9 – Making Time to Write and Avoiding Writer’s Block

Module 10 – Writing the First Draft and Submitting to the Editor

Module 11 – Responding to Feedback from the Editor

Module 12 – Reviewing Manuscripts for Publication

Happy writing!

Culturally Congruent Care

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In honor of upcoming national Nurses Week, the American Nurses Association is offering this free 1 hour webinar:

Culturally Congruent Care: Why Diversity Makes a Difference
Featured Speaker: Marilyn (Marty) Douglas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Obtain 1 CNE Credit. Register here.

Now Available

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2015 Annual Opioid Poisoning, Overdose and Prevention Report to the Governor and NYS Legislature:

This report is the first of an annual report and is hosted on the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) website with other informational materials.

It provides an overview of opioid-related mortality and morbidity and other consequences of heroin and prescription opioid misuse across New York State over the last five years. It also summarizes new and expanded initiatives and collaborative cross-disciplinary efforts to identify, assess, and address those problems, as well as the legal and regulatory developments that opened the way for them.

This report reflects the work of many state and local government agencies, which have collected, shared and examined data to identify where and to whom opioid overdoses are occurring, and to help inform timely, effective public health and public safety policy and practices to reduce the related deaths, disease, and social harms affecting New York’s communities.