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Nursing

This guide is for practicing nurses, nurse educators, nurse practitioners, nursing administrators and students of nursing who are working in a clinical practice. This guide supports clinical decision making, research, and professional development.

Finding Nursing Evidence - ABC 123

Search for Cochrane reviews through the Cochrane Library directly.





The JBI Evidence-Based Practice Database covers a wide-range of nursing and health sciences information that has been appraised, analyzed, and prepared by expert reviewers. The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international research center through the University of Adelaide, South Australia.  

JBI's Evidence Summaries are recommendations for clinical practice based on structured literature searches referencing the highest quality sources available on a topic, usually with a nursing focus. (Choose "Evidence Summaries" as publication type.)

Set up an NCBI account to save time, save PubMed searches, and email results quickly.

Go to PubMed then click Sign in to NCBI (upper right corner).
Follow the link to "Register for an NCBI account."
Having trouble?  Try this PubMed tutorial.


Try focused strategies in PubMed for better results.
1. Use the Advanced Search builder searching Title/Abstract fields.
2.  Try Clinical Queries.
3. Try the similar articles feature.

Nursing Reference Center Plus is an evidence-based point of care tool. 

1. Start from a computer connected to the NYULMC network.
2. Go to Nursing Reference Center Plus.
3. Select NRC Plus Mobile App Access.

3. When prompted, enter the email address synced to your device.
4. From your device, follow the emailed instructions to:
            Download the app.
            Register using the emailed authentication key.
5. Remember, NRC+ offers free CE modules to NYU nurses and evidence on the go!

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Getting Started Quick Tips


Nursing Reference Center Plus is an evidence-based point of care tool. 

1. Start from a computer connected to the NYULMC network.
2. Go to Nursing Reference Center Plus.
3. Select NRC Plus Mobile App Access.

3. When prompted, enter the email address synced to your device.
4. From your device, follow the emailed instructions to:
            Download the app.
            Register using the emailed authentication key.
5. Remember, NRC+ offers FREE CE MODULES to NYU nurses and evidence on the go!

Set up an NCBI account to save time, save PubMed searches, build collections and email results quickly.

1. Go to PubMed.
2. Click Sign in to NCBI (upper right corner).
3. Follow the link to "Register for an NCBI account."
4. You can use any email account to sign up (gmail, NYU, etc.)

Having trouble?  Try this PubMed tutorial.

Update your Google Scholar settings to link to NYU for full-text access.

1. Start at scholar.google.com

2. Go to Settings.

3. Select Library Links.

4. Search for NYU, look for....
          NYU Health Sciences Libraries - Get @ NYUHSL
          New York University Libraries - Getit@NYU

5. Save this setting.

6. Full-text links will now appear in your Google Scholar settings (on or off the network).

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