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Evidence-Based Practice: Nursing

This guide is a collection of resources for learning Evidence-based Nursing.

Evidence Based Practice Research Guide

Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based medicine is the "conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients" Sackett, DL, Rosenberg WM, Gray JA, et al. BMJ. 1996 312(7023):71-2.

Library Services

Your Library Account  is the same as your SJSU One Account (Student/Faculty ID # and your SJSUOne Password) 

You will need to set up the following accounts in order to help you with your research:

1) Set up an account with RefWorks. RefWorks allows you to create a personal database of references and generate bibliographies in a variety of formats. You will need to use your academic email address (FirstName.LastName@sjsu.edu) in order to create a RefWorks account. IF -- and ONLY IF -- you had created a RefWorks account in the past using the legacy RefWorks (orange logo), you may sign in to the new RefWorks using your previous username and password. 

2) Set up an account with Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)Request non-SJSU Library owned or subscribed content through this free service. Allow 3-5 days for articles and up to two weeks for books.

3) Customize Google Scholar to search SJSU holdings (for full-text articles) and to export citations to your RefWorks account. See this tutorial for details. You can also access the Google Scholar tab on the home page of the library's website, which will automatically connect your search results with links to the full text articles in the library's databases. 

Video Tutorials

View these short tutorials to learn more about the library and improve your research skills.