This section contains invaluable resources for those wanting to develop their clinical nursing research. Learn or improve websearching techniques, find evidence based practice, utilise neuro specific search engines or track down that elusive image, sound, or text from one of the largest providers of information on the web – the National Library of Medicine.
The DANA alliance for Brain Initiatives
Put together by neuroscientists the aim is to disseminate neuroscientific news to the public. Skim the news pages and keep up to date with the latest from newspapers around the world.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
This is a good introduction to evidence-based practice for many different kinds of health professionals. Use the menu at the top left hand part of the home page to get started. If you like to skip introductions, head straight for the EBM syllabi and scroll down til you reach nursing. This site helps you to understand how EBM can be utilised in everyday practice, how to formulate questions and use the right research methods to get the answers.
How to Search the World Wide Web
How to Search the World Wide Web: a tutorial for Beginners and Non Experts Habib, D.P. and Balliot, R.L. 1998, updated April 2003.
Informed Health Online
This is a great little Australian site which makes finding,using and understanding evidence based practice easy. There are dictionaries of research terms (in different languages!), a simple A-Z of health topics where you can search for reviews and tutorials in plain language to assist with understanding the different aspects of research and evaluation. Visit the site map and make sure you get the most out of this site.
Neurosurgery Search Engine and Customised Medline
The Internet and IT for busy Nurses and Therapists
Everything you wanted to know about computers (written in a very accessible way especially for nurses. Covers library catalogues, bibliography management tools, CD-ROM and Literature Searches, Email, Discussion forums, the World Wide Web, wordprocessing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Written as an E-book, just click on the table of contents list on the left hand side of the page to learn more about your chosen topic)