Nursing Tool Kit

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News & New Resources

A new PubMed for Nurses Tutorial is now available on the PubMed Online Training website! The tutorial is designed specifically for nurses and consists of short videos, quizzes and activities. In less than 30 minutes learn how to set up a search in PubMed, use filters, find clinically-relevant articles and use MyNCBI to save searches and citations.

View this short video to learn how to set up a Nursing Journals filter in PubMed. Use this filter to quickly limit your PubMed results to articles that come from nursing-related journals.

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

Harrison's Online 
LWW Health Library Premium Collection 
Red Book Online


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 | Information about setting up a RefWorks account

  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.


  Patient Education

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

Division of Neoplastic Diseases Clinical Trials (Infoscope)
Genetics Home Reference
Lexicomp Patient Education
Consumer Health Resources from MCW Libraries
National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Video: NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education
In only 2 ½ minutes learn about 11 different resources-all free, reliable and online-to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.

  Professional Development
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MCW Libraries most popular and heavily used resources such as.

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

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