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Nursing Research: Medical Websites

If you are a nursing student, this guide is for you!

Some required Nursing resources on the Web

  • American Psychological Association Publication Manual - There are many APA style guides available on the Web but not the actual publication manual itself. We have created a tab for APA citing in this guide. For a complete Web site of APA style, use this one: Purdue University's OWL site for APA  We do have print copies of the most recent edition (6th) of the manual available at the 2nd floor reference desk and at the Learning Center.

Both the Texas and Louisiana Nursing Practice Acts are available on the Web:

 

Some recommended Web resources

View a tutorial-- Evaluating Web resources

Using the Web for medical information is tricky because you need the most current, relevant, authoritative, accurate and unbiased information available. Using the library's medical resources helps you locate this kind of information. The following are recommended Web sites sponsored by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the USDA, the Centers for Disease Control, and other well-known health organizations and associations.      

  • MedlinePlus  - U.S. government-sponsored site that brings together the National Institutes of Health research articles, pamphlets, and videos, plus other well-known and respected health organization sites for a one-stop solution to health information.  
  • PubMed Central - now called PMC, is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). 
  • Drugs.com - provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.
  • Lab Tests Online - complete information about lab tests, sponsored by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
  • Nutrition.gov - complete information about nutrition, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Clinical Trials.gov - a registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
  • Medscape.com - a commercial Web site with many sponsors and ads, this site is a division of WebMD created especially for health care professionals. They provide articles from many freely available government-sponsored journals such as those from the Centers for Disease Control and others.  

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