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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Introduction to Clinical Inquiry & Innovation Institute Resources

This guide is designed to accompany the Nursing Clinical Inquiry & Innovation Institute session at Oakwood Healthcare on April 28, 2014. 

Click on the tabs across the top of the page to view additional Nursing Resources in each category. 


    Access to Library Resources

    The Oakwood Hospital Medical Library resources (databases, full-text journals and electronic textbooks) are available for Oakwood employees and affiliated students.

    If you are using an Oakwood computer, you will not need any user name or password to access the online resources.

    For offsite access from home or another location, you will need to sign in to reach the library resources.  Contact the Oakwood Hospital Medical Library at (313) 593-7685 or to obtain Remote Access information.


      Key Nursing Resources

      • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature)
        The CINAHL database (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the premier index for the nursing and allied health literature.
      • Nursing Reference Center
        Nursing Reference Center is the premier evidence-based information resource designed specifically for nurses. Nurses can get answers to questions quickly, strengthen their nursing skills, and read full-text journal articles anytime, and anywhere.
      • PubMed / Medline
        PubMed is an online database from the National Library of Medicine that provides access to millions of citations in the Medline database. It covers the fields of biomedicine, health, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

      Other Clinical Inquiry Resources

      • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
        The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans.
      • AHRQ Quality Indicators
        The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an array of health care decision making and research tools. The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data.
      • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
        CDSR contains full text articles, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.
      • Essential Nursing Resources / Inter-Agency Council on Information Resources in Nursing
        An excellent resource for locating nursing information. It includes print, electronic, and web
        sources to support nursing practice, education, administration, and research activities.
      • HSTAT (Health Services / Technology Assessment Textx)
        A resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making. It ncludes evidence-based reviews from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
      • National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) / AHRQ
        Produced by the federal government, this is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

      Oakwood Librarian

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      18101 Oakwood Blvd.
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      (313) 593-7692
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      7:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday

      Oakwood Library Hours

      Monday - Friday - 7:30am-5:00pm

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