Category Archives: Nursing

Using the New RefWorks: Writing in Word and GoogleDocs

We have talked about two of the essential elements of reference managers: adding information to RefWorks and organizing your RefWorks library. We will cover the third element in this post: adding in-text citations and a reference list to a document … Continue reading

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Looking for grants to support your research? Go for PIVOT!

PIVOT is one of the most comprehensive database of funding opportunities for all disciplines from federal agencies and private US and international foundations. UCSF affiliates can create accounts to save searches and set up funding alerts. Pivot also provides easy … Continue reading

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Use Library Subject Guides to Find the Best Resources

UCSF librarians have put together Subject Guides to guide you to the most important UCSF resources and  suggest tips and search strategies for finding and using information.  Use these pages to find resources (article databases, catalogs, background information, web sites, … Continue reading

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Looking for Health and Psychosocial Instruments? HaPI can make you happy!

If you are frustrated with wasting time while trying to find the right research instrument, HaPI is the database for you. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) is an easy-to-use database that provides users access to information on measurement instruments (i.e. … Continue reading

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eBooks on Evidence-Based Practice from Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute is a world leader in evidence-based healthcare. Its evidence-based practice model is considered a benchmark for the healthcare industry. JBI Evidence-Based Nursing Databases has been available to UCSF Medical Center since last August. Now, the Library … Continue reading

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A Quick Way to Find Information on Dietary Supplements in PubMed

If you’re searching for information on, say, supplements used by athletes, or the efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin extracts in treating rheumatoid arthritis, use the relatively new PubMed Dietary Supplements subset to refine your search.  This subset of records is designed … Continue reading

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December 1st is World AIDS Day: Trustworthy HIV/AIDS Information from MedlinePlus

For trustworthy information on HIV/AIDS visit the MedlinePlus HIV/AIDS site. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Web site for patients and their families and friends and offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

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UCSF Profiles: A Research Networking and Expertise Mining Tool

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made translational medicine research a high priority. UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is one of the 60 institutes nationwide awarded through the NIH Clinical Translational Science Award program in 2006 and … Continue reading

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Evidence-Based Nursing Databases Available via JBI COnNECT+

It has been very challenging for busy nurses to find evidence-based information to make an informed decision at the point of care. JBI Evidence-Based Nursing Databases, developed by the Joanna Briggs Institute at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, now … Continue reading

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Online Guides to Navigate Your Topics

You’re on the hunt for information, but where should you start? Check out our new online guides created by the Library’s subject experts.   Major benefits of using subject guides: Save time trying to figure out what resources to use … Continue reading

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