Nursing Tool Kit

* Resources paid for by MCW Libraries. MCW resources are available off-campus - you will be prompted to log in if you are off campus when you click the starred (*) links below.  Access is provided through the MCW Libraries' proxy server.


MCW Libraries provides access to hundreds of electronic books including nursing management and practice textbooks.

Books@Ovid - Nursing *
ClinicalKey *
Harrison's Online *
LWW Health Library Premium Collection *
Red Book *
STAT!Ref *
UpToDate *


Locate electronic journal from the E-Journals List or search SEEK, the library's online discovery system.

SEEK (Library Catalog)
MCW E- Journals *


Use the following citation databases and other tools to find journal articles including research and peer-reviewed articles.

Ovid* (Medline, PsycINFO)
CINAHL with Full-Text *
PubMed LinkOut 
Web of Science *
RefWorks * off-campus access requires Group Code - contact the MCW Libraries at or (414) 955-8302
Scopus *


Links to drug and medication information.

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology * (12th ed.)
Drugs in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Goodman & Gilman's *
NLM's Drug Information Portal


Evidence Based Practice

Links to evidence based practice tools, literature resources, and guidelines.


EBP Books

How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine / Trisha Greenhalgh Publisher Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Lib. Has Electronic Book

Evaluating clinical and public health interventions: a practical guide to study design and statistics / Mitchell H. Katz Publisher Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Library Has Electronic Book

Statistics for evidence-based practice in nursing / MyoungJin Kim, Caroline Mallory Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2014

Interpreting basic statistics : a guide and workbook based on excerpts from journal articles / Zealure C. Holcomb Publisher :Glendale, CA : Pyrczak Pub., c2007

Statistics for dummies / by Deborah Rumsey Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2003

Patient Care & Management

Includes links to patient care databases.

ClinicalKey *
DynaMed *
STAT!Ref *
UpToDate *
VisualDx *
Division of Neoplastic Diseases Clinical Trials (InfoScope, MCW network access required)
Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination *

Patient Education

Resources for disease-specific patient handouts and drug information. Bilingual handouts are also available.

ClinicalKey *
DynaMed *
Division of Neoplastic Diseases Clinical Trials (Infoscope)
Genetics Home Reference
Lexicomp Patient Education
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
UpToDate *

Professional Development

Educational and professional nursing associations.

Agency for Health Research and Quality
American Nurses Association
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
ANCC Magnet Recognition Program
Hardin MD: Nursing & Nursing Research
The Joint Commission (JCAHO)
MCW Libraries Classes, Guides, & Tutorials
National Institute of Nursing Research
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
RefWorks * (off-campus access requires Group Code - contact the MCW Libraries at or (414) 955-8302)

Quick Links

MCW Libraries most popular and heavily used resources such as.

All E-Resources *
Clinical Resources
Library on Request
SEEK (formerly MCWCAT)
MCW E- Journals *
Ovid * (Medline, PsycINFO)
CINAHL with Full-Text *
PubMed LinkOut
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