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Nursing Research &
Evidence-Based Practice


Databases(locate journal articles by subject)

Ovid Databasesavailable through Banner Digital Library  Web Page (Password required from all non-Banner Computers)
CINAHL-Premier Nursing and allied health database for articles from over 400 journals monthly as well as selected books, and audiovisuals.  Provides sophisticated searching to locate the best bibliographic information.
Evidence Based Medicine Databases
Consisting of:

  • ACP Journal Club
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH)
    Cochrane Central Registry of Controlled Trials
    DARE, D
    atabase of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness

  • Database Search Filters.  By using these search terms or filters the searcher can sift through the databases to find the more substantial studies more efficiently

  • Search Filter for Nursing Concept Searching using Ovid CINAHL

  • Evidence-based Filters for Ovid CINAHL from the U of Rochester Med Ctr, covering diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, therapy, & qualitative research

Evidence Based Practice Resources

BHA Evidence Based Medicine web page

Arizona Consortium for the Advancement of Evidence Based Practice

Oncology Nursing Society, ONS Nursing Education
Includes links to ONS evidence based education resources.

Evidence Based Nursing Journal- EBN Online
Subscription item that allows free access to some of the key articles in EBN also access to the journal archives. Registration required.

International Evidence Based Practice Research Centers

Clinical Guidelines

Banner Health Digital Library Practice Guidelines Page

Specialty Organizations

Measurement Tools & Instruments


Banner Nursing Research 

Banner Health Research Institute

Nursing Research Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ -part of HHS, whose role is to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare through the administration of grants. Useful for policy development

·        Evidence Based Practice Page

·        Nursing Research Page

Graduate Research in Nursing Site consisting of two online ebp journals with links to the research articles

National Institute for Nursing Research part of NIH, providing grants to fosterinterdisciplinary collaborations for health promotion, illness and disabling conditions. Site provides information on completed and ongoing funded projects

Nursing Theory Resources

Searching Bibliographic Databases for Nursing Theory. Guide for locating articles in CINAHL and Medline on theories, use of nursing theories and locating artlcles about nursing theorist.

Nursing Theory Page from the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science of the Univ of San Diego.

Nursing Theory Page from NurseScribe, provides a subject groupings of nursing Theories. 

Nursing Internet Resources

Local & Regional Sites

Arizona State University: College of Nursing

Gateway Community College of Nursing

Grand Canyon College of Nursing

University of Arizona: College of Nursing

National Nursing Sites

Bo Graham’s Nursing and Medical Page

Hardin Meta Directory: Nursing

Healthweb Nursing

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