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Finding the evidence: Something to sing about!

Here are two fun music videos I recently found on the Web to get everyone singing about evidence-based practice. These imaginative and humorous videos were produced by James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D, Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Viva la Evidence clinical_studies_sm


 Some Studies That I Like to Quote some_studies_sm

Want to find some RCTs (randomized controlled trials) and other studies to quote? Try these databases:

Cochrane Library  – Systematic reviews of health care interventions in support of evidence based practice.

PubMed – Use the “Article types” filter to focus your search on the type of study you need:







You can even watch a video to learn how to find systematic reviews and other evidence-packed resources in PubMed:

Need more help? contact barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu


DSM-IV online trial – New instructional videos

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.

Lights…camera…instructional videos!

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:

Searching CINAHL

Setting Search Limits in CINAHL

Searching PubMed

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.




Last Modified: September 6, 2010