The Joanna Briggs Institute specializes in promoting and supporting evidence-based healthcare by providing access to resources for professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. With over 64 collaborating centres and groups, servicing over 90 countries, the Institute is a recognized global leader in evidence-based healthcare. Try the Joanna Briggs collection until November 24!
Here’s how to access the collection during the special trial period:
Also available for trial until October 31: the Cochrane Library. Compare the two. Which would be more useful for your research? For your course preparation?
Let Barbara know what you think.
Psychiatry Online – with online access to the DSM-IV– now a Falvey Library subscription resource!
Access the DSM-IV online, as well as psychiatric textbooks, APA practice guidelines, a selection of psychiatry journals, and more. To access:
- Start at the library: http://library.villanova.edu
- Click “subject guides” and choose Nursing.
- Choose “Psychiatry Online” from the list of resources
Happy 2nd half of the semester!
Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year!
Barbara and Robin will be available for consultation in Driscoll 313 (x96231) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Stop by and say hi!
We are also available by appointment in our Falvey Library offices. Contact us at
Online version of DSM-IV available for trial
Falvey is currently running a trial of the online version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (affectionately known as the DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual provides clear descriptions of more than 300 mental health disorders for both children and adults, as well as known causes, statistics regarding gender, age at onset, and prognosis, and recommended approaches to treatment.
Access the DSM-IV
Trial ends Sept. 30. Let Barbara know what you think.
Are your students unclear about how to search CINAHL with Full Text or PubMed? Do they have difficulty locating the full text of articles? Recommend that they view these short (5 min or less!) videos:
Setting Search Limits in CINAHL
Finding Full Text of Articles in PubMed
Videos can be easily accessed by clicking “Subject Guides” at the library homepage and then choosing “Nursing,” and then “Tutorial Videos,” or just by typing tutorial videos into the search box at the top of the library homepage and then choosing Nursing.