Evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI) and research projects begin and end with reviewing the literature. Understanding what is already known about your topic and what contributions you would like your work to make will help you develop your project objectives and design, and interpret, contextualize, and disseminate your findings. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Levy Library provides resources and detailed tutorials to support you through your EBP, QI, or research project. This guide highlights some of the specific resources that may be helpful for nurses leading EBP, QI, or research projects in the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS).
If you are planning to conduct a literature search on any topic or have any questions about the databases, books, journals, clinical practice guidelines, or other resources available to you at MSHS, the fabulous librarians at the Levy Library are available to lend their expertise. Please contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: For school-based projects, the Levy Library kindly offers one hour of complimentary consultation per employee. If you need additional assistance from a librarian, please access the resources offered by your school.
Links to Helpful Library Resources, Videos, and Tutorials
- Guide to searching PubMed
- Guide to conducting an EBP project
- Assistance with systematic reviews
- Instructions for accessing The Levy Library resources from off campus
- Tutorial for using reference management software
- List of upcoming and previously recorded workshops on a variety of topics
- Resources for writing including style guides, citation guides, and resources for publishing your work
- Resources curated specifically for nurses related to clinical practice, pharmacology, research, EBP, patient education, and cultural competence