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Nursing Program - RN Information Literacy: Getting Started
Available by clicking on the title of the database below. If you are accessing the databases from off campus you will get prompted for a username and password. This username and password is the same that you use to login to Madison College computers, myMadisonCollege, Blackboard, etc..
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)Subject Areas: Nursing, Medical, Allied Health. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides over 12 million MEDLINE citations and additional life sciences journals. Search separately - not included in WorldCat Discovery searches.
Includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO)A database of Patient Advisory Leaflets from Lexi-Comp that provides vital education on medications for patients. The database consists of over 1,450 medication and natural product leaflets, with an additional 600 Spanish language leaflets representing the most subscribed and commonly used medications.
500+ reference books, including dozens of medical health encyclopedias, dictionaries, and report collections.
MEDLINEplusSubject: Medical, Health. Authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Includes information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Search separately - not included in WorldCat Discovery searches.
The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of MLA evaluates websites based on the following criteria: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers. The following websites have been deemed particularly useful
Students can evaluate and choose superior sources of health information
Students can research and interpret health information in a culturally competent manner
Students can articulate why their ability to evaluate information matters
Relevant RN Program Outcomes:
Assess health of individuals, families, and groups within the context of the community.Adapt nursing practice to meet the needs of diverse clients in a variety of settings (Nursing Fundamentals: Core competencies)