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A guide for nursing students to share the resources available through the Hiram College Library.


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Janet Vogel
Director, Hiram College Library
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Nursing Databases

Other Health Databases

Finding Print Books

Hiram College Library

Begin your search for books in the Hiram College Library catalog.



If you don't find what you need, use the OhioLINK button on the Hiram College Library catalog or click here.


Finding E-books

While most e-books can be found through the Hiram College Library catalog or the OhioLINK catalog, these databases also contain e-books that may be useful.

Key Reference Books

What is Evidence Based Practice?

The most common definition of EBP is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in evidence-based practice. EBP is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research." (Sackett D, 1996)


A Brief Tutorial on EBP 
    A tutorial that is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

Evidence in Health & Social Care 
    NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It helps people from across the NHS, public health and social care sectors to make better decisions as a result. NHS Evidence is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

National Guideline Clearinghouse 
    The NGC mission is to provide physicians and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers, and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation, and use.

Finding More Evidence-Based Research

The two databases noted under Nursing Research can help you identify more evidence-based research.  Here are some tips for searching those two databases:


The CINAHL Database has interactive educational modules that allow nurses to satisfy CE requirements online. They contain the latest topics on patient care and drug administration and are included in CINAHL at no additional charge. Each CEU module consists of course material, an interactive review, and a competency test with a certificate of completion.