School of Nursing Newsletter

Randall Library News

John Osinski, Randall Library Health and Human Sciences Librarian, continues to make access to various nursing databases easily accessible. New databases have also been added.  

Randall Library has added three new databases this semester at the request of several nursing faculty. These resources, added at an annual cost of more than $25,000 are as follows:

Cochrane Library: The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. Databases included are Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA) and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED). To access:

Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database: This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised and prepared by expert reviewers. Includes: Evidence Summaries, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols and Technical Reports. To access:

UpToDate:  This is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed, clinical decision support tool. It contains the equivalent of more than 77,000 pages of original, peer-reviewed text; allows access answers to clinical questions quickly and easily; written, reviewed and continuously updated by more than 5,100 physicians to synthesize all relevant information, including the latest evidence and provide specific, practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment; combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery and pediatrics. To access:

These databases, as well as several others that include multiple ProQuest Health databases, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ovid, and R2 library, can all be easily accessed via the Nursing Subject Guide page that was created by John Osinski at: