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August 2015

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Four Tools to Kickstart Your Publications

1. PubMed + 150 More Databases - Beyond PubMed, the library has over 150 databases to search for the best available literature. Here are our top used databases:

  • Scopus - Largest citation database of peer-reviewed literature including conference abstracts.
  • Embase  - Includes international journals and comprehensive drug indexing.
  • CINAHL - Searches the major nursing journals.
  • UpToDate - Get quick answers to clinical questions.
2. EndNote - EndNote is a citation manager that allows authors to organize their citations and PDFs as well as cite and format their  references in manuscripts. To learn more about EndNote, register for one of our free monthly classes, watch our prerecorded webinars, visit our online guide or make an appointment with an EndNote expert.

3. iThenticate - iThenticate is a tool that can be used to check your manuscripts and grant applications prior to submission to detect any potential problems with plagiarism before publication.  You must have an account to use iThenticate.  Email with your name and department and we will contact you with the account information.

4. Journal Citation Reports - Impact Factors can help you to select a journal to submit your manuscript. Search for journals by title or subject area to see their relative ranking in the field. Authors can also use Web of Science to find the most prevalent journals in a particular subject area or field. Here's a quick video that demonstrates how to analyze journals by topic.

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Nursing Resources

Nursing Resources

Check out our guide to Nursing Resources. This guide links you to the best databases, eBooks, journals and apps available for free from the Research Medical Library.

View the guide here.

WEBINAR: Medical Apps for Your iPad

Medical Apps for Your iPad
August 26, 2015; 11:00am - 11:30am

Ready to turn your iPad into a medical research tool but uncertain about which apps to choose from? This webinar will introduce you to a number of useful apps for getting the medical information that you need.  Free apps as well as apps freely available through the Research Medical Library’s subscriptions will be covered.


Schedule of Classes & Webinars

Classes are held in the library classroom (FCT21.6008) unless otherwise noted.  Find the latest class schedule, class descriptions, and links here.

Webinars are live online classes that can be viewed from your desktop. Check out our upcoming webinars and archived webinars.

If you have questions about classes, please contact April Aultman Becker at or 713-792-2293.

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