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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 5241 - Systems Leadership and Health Policy for Advanced Nursing Practice

START by exploring Library OneSearch (includes books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers) use facets on left to narrow by source type - choose " Limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review"
Possible subject databases for finding literature:
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ABI/Inform Complete Business press, trade publications, academic journals, and newspapers related to administration and management, hospital adminstration. 
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff EMBase Comprehensive coverage of the preclinical, medical and pharmacological sciences. Strong in the European literature.
  • PubMed - The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE the premier database for biomedical journal citations.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Web of Science Over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 150,000 conference proceedings.
For all research databases BROWSE SUBJECT LIST of DATABASES.

Finding data & statisitics 
1. Government Health sites: 2. Government Statsitics 
Library Contact
Picture: Mariela Hristova

Mariela Hristova
Associate Professor, Nursing Librarian

Research consultation appointments are virtual in Google Meet.

Original Author
This guide was originally created by Julia Rodriguez, Associate Professor at Kresge Library.

Julia Rodriguez is currently the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian. From 2008 to 2020, her professional focus also included serving as the nursing librarian and this content is the result of that work.

Database tutorials

EBP tutorials:
Evidence-Based Practice Quick Reference Guide (Alaska Medical Library)
Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: EBP Nursing Tutorial (UIC

Analyzing Sources & Literature Review tutorials:
Essential Elements of a Literature Review guide (UC Santa Cuz)
Conducting Literature Reviews - detailed guide (USC)
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell Libraries)

Citation Tools
RefWorks is available through the Library subcriptions. You create a personal database of references, generate a bibliography from your list of references & automatically format in any common citation style.Refworks tutorials

Citation Style Guides:

Writing Help

The Writing Center at Oakland University will assist developing their ideas into polished final products. The Center's services are in high demand so be sure to plan ahead when scheduling an appointment.


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