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6 Live trainings per week are regularly scheduled by the Sherri Voebel, MLIS, Nursing & Allied Health Librarian


Mendeley Citation Mangement Desktop App

Mendeley Desktop is a Citation Management tool that will save you time and energy.  Unlike other free citation management tools available  on the internet, this tool is highly accurate.  You will download and install Mendeley Desktop, Web Importer and MS Word Plug In to have complete functionality.  Additionally, you can set up an alert to find similar articles. This will save you time when working on your Systematic Review or Special Project.

Management Analysis Tools for Systematic Reviews: Systematic review automation software packages

"The purpose of a systematic review is to sum up the best available research on a specific question. This is done by synthesizing the results of several studies. A systematic review uses transparent procedures to find, evaluate and synthesize the results of relevant research." The most popular Systematic Review apps are listed below:

Recommended reading:  Comprehensive Systematic Review for Advanced Practice Nursing, edited by Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN, Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, FAAN, Maria Saimbert, PharmD, MLIS, MSN, RN  Google Books:

Rayyan:  Quick Start Guide

Other Systematic Review Management Tools:

RAYYAN.AI Systematic Review Tool Quick Start Guide

Helping systematic review authors quickly, easily and enjoyably create reviews, collaborate, maintain over time and get suggestions for article inclusion. Working on a systematic review? Rayyan is a free web app that can help with the screening/selecting studies process. This week's introductory workshop will introduce Rayyan, demonstrate a sample workflow and discuss its strengths and weaknesses. 

SAGE Journals

Browse a list of journals by selecting a discipline and/or subject. Use the A-Z option to filter to journals beginning with that letter. You can also add journals to your favorites or set up email alerts for new content by selecting the journal tick box and clicking the corresponding button. Alternatively, discover the latest Nursing & Allied Health content by exploring the Life & Biomedical Science Discipline Hub.

Science Direct (Elsevier)

Keep up to date with health and medical developments to stimulate research and improve patient care. Search our books and journals covering education, reference information, decision support and more.    Health Sciences: Nursing and Health Professions Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine  Life Sciences: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology  Immunology and Microbiology  Neuroscience 

UpToDate...Searching the Index

NSULA does not offer full text access in UpToDate.  You can search the UpToDate contents and make an ILL request through Nursing  Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  Use the Nursing Interlibrary Loan Link to request articles and allow 2-3 business days for e-Delivery. Journals not published in the USA may not be available. 
Book Chapters may not be requested through DOCLINE ILL, but may be requested through NSULA ILL Natchitoches. To request a book, set up a personal NSU ILLIAD account here.

WILEY Journals

Wiley Online Library maintains high standard and rigorous peer review.  Their quality and reputation is fully compliant with open access mandates.  "Open Access" articles that are published under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) Licensing are so noted and will offer Free Full Text.

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