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Interlibrary Loan is a free service that allows you to request materials we don't have available in our collection or at your local campus.
Articles will be sent to you electronically via email. The delivery could take a few days.
Physical materials, such as books and DVDs, are sent to the campus library. The delivery might take up to 2 weeks.
You can request materials directly from Marmot and Prospector catalogs. Alternatively, you can email a request to your local campus library.
Please make sure to include the following information:
Your CMC ID or Library Card Number
A citation for the item you are requesting
For books: author, title, date of publication, publisher, edition
For journal articles: journal title, article title, author, volume, issue, page numbers, publication date
For DVDs & CDs: specify media type, title, date, main contributors
EBSCO Discovery portal is a gateway to over 50 databases that includes staple collections for nursing and medical research such as CINAHL Compete, Medline (PubMed), and PsycARTICLES. Elsevier journals and thousands of pertinent ebooks.
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Search over 60 databases at once
Individual Databases with Specialized Search Interfaces
UpToDate offers evidence-based clinical information materials, including 11,000 clinical topics across 25 medical specialties, 175 medical calculators, 6,000 unique drug entries, 1,500 patient information topics, and 33,000 graphics.
Symptom Media collection offers mental health educational videos. All films are produced with a multi-disciplinary team of behavioral health experts consisting of psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner collaborate in all aspects of the development process alongside professional filmmakers.
To locate Nursing and Allied Health test preparation materials, select Career Preparation and Prepare for an Occupation Exam. Preparation materials are included for NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN, Nursing assistant and nurse aide certification, EMT and Paramedic Certification, Veterinary Technician Certification, and other exams.
First time users will be required to create a personal account to access this database. Please use the orange account icon above to access the page with additional instructions.
Provides full text for over 1,400 nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL database, and includes a higher number of records, additional journals, and records dating back to 1937. Includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets and Quick Lessons which provide concise overviews of diseases and conditions and outline the most effective treatment options.
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Evidence-based practice is patient care based on research. It helps medical practitioners to make practical decisions based on the best available evidence. There are two types of sources you would want to look for: systematic reviews and clinical trials.
"A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease." -PubMed Health
Randomized Control Trials
"A study in which the participants are assigned by chance to separate groups; neither the researchers nor the participants can choose which group." -PubMed Health
Systematic reviews critically assess and review research studies of a particular clinical issue.
"A systematic review is a research study that collects and looks at multiple studies. Researchers use methods that are determined before they begin to frame one or more questions, then find and analyze the studies that relate to that question." -PubMed Health