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Nursing Research Guide: Clinical Tools

Resources for Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time with TUN Resources

When you need information in... Suggested resources Purpose/Scope of resources

...less than 20 minutes

BMJ Best Practice (Isabel)

FirstConsult (ClinicalKey)

Lexicomp Online

Natural Medicines

UpToDate Anywhere

  • Answer questions in a concise, easily accessible format;
  • Access to quality-filtered, evidence-based information, often with links to the full text.
  • Locate clinical information at the point-of-care / bedside;
  • Access to rules and calculators;
  • Find authoritative drug information;
  • Find up-to-date information.

...20 to 30 minutes

AccessMedicine

ClinicalKey

Cochrane Library

  • Provides summary, background information;
  • Go beyond the basics and scan collected information for relevant content;
  • One-stop access to a variety of content and materials;
  • Save time by simultaneously searching a variety of resources;

...30 minutes+ or in-depth case presentations

CINAHL

PsycINFO

PubMed@TUN

Scopus

  • Indexed databases of journal article citations and abstracts;
  • Search tools, filters and limits that help you find answers to your clinical questions more quickly;
  • Links to full text PDFs of the journal literature.
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Adapted from “Answering Clinical Questions in Real Time,” compiled by the UCDHSC Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, June 2007

Resources by Types of Information Need and Time Available

Type of Question Time: <20 minutes Time: >20 minutes
Alternative or Complementary Treatment 

ClinicalKey - FirstConsult

Natural Medicines

CINAHL

MEDLINE @ Ovid

PubMed@TUN

PyscINFO

Calculators

ClinicalKey - FirstConsult

CINAHL

MEDLINE @ Ovid

PubMed@TUN

Clinical Cases

AccessMedicine - Case Files Collection

Differential Diagnosis

ClinicalKey - FirstConsult

Isabel

CINAHL

MEDLINE @ Ovid - Clinical Queries

PubMed@TUN - Clinical Queries

Disease Information

Isabel - BMJ Best Practice

FirstConsult (ClinicalKey)

UpToDate Anywhere

AccessMedicine

CINAHL - Clinical Queries

PubMed@TUN - Clinical Queries

Drug Information

Isabel - BMJ Best Practice

ClinicalKey

Lexicomp Online

UpToDate Anywhere

Evidence-Based Information

Isabel - BMJ Best Practice

ClinicalKey - FirstConsult

UpToDate Anywhere

Cochrane Library

PsycINFO

Guidelines

AccessMedicine

ClinicalKey

Images

Anatomy.tv

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

AccessMedicine

ClinicalKey

Patient Education

Isabel - BMJ Best Practice

MedlinePlus

Natural Medicines

AccessMedicine

CDC Patient Education

ClinicalKey

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