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I’m thrilled that you’re planning for an integrated library – it’s the way to go.


Put priority on evidence-based practice journals:


EBN (Evidence Based Nursing – online free with print?)

Online Journal of Clinical Innovations

Online Journal of Knowledge Synthesis for Nursing


You’ll find that nursing’s commitment to interdisciplinary care will increase use of your all administrative, medical and psychosocial resources.  


Also, check into audiovisual resources for skills enhancement – base choices on recommendations of nurse educators.


See links from my website, below.  NAHRS website has presentation slides from the Evidence-Based Nursing Practice symposium held at MLA this past May – includes mine on Electronic Resources, and presentation on most cited journals (NAHRS Task Force to Map the Literature of Nursing).


Good luck – Peg

Margaret (Peg) Allen, MLS-AHIP, Library Consultant
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Subject: starting a library resource center for nurses!


Currently, I am a solo in a community hospital providing reference mostly to physicians. The director of nursing is interested in starting up an Information Center to actively support nurses and we plan to combine our resources to support one ,all-encompassing center. We will meet the beginning of july to start planning. What are your favorite resources???(for nurses) I have Cinahl on Ovid. Brandon-Hills Nursing and Allied Health list.
Any suggestions for outlines,etc ???
                   I will make any infrmation available to all !!

                                 Thank you, Angela Governale
                                                  Director Medical Library
                                                  Huntington Hospital Medical Library