Refworks: Let’s get this party started!

Next week we’ll be talking about Refworks in NPD 100.

 NPD 100: Please create an account with Refworks ASAP. Go to this page on the library website:

This is also the page that houses the APA Referencing Guide for Nursing (on left side of page), check that out too.

Sign up for a New Account with Refworks, using your Notre Dame email address.

You’ll get an email confirmation. Hold on to this, it contains a Group Code which you might be asked for later.  If you are signing up off-campus and need the Group Code, I have posted it (for legal reasons) in an Announcement on Blackboard.  Basically Refworks formats and manages citations online, and there is also a plug-in you can download into Microsoft Word so you can input citations as you write.

Here is a 2-minute overview of what Refworks does.

What is Evidence-Based Practice and where can I find the best research?

Evidence Based Practice (EBP), also called Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), refers to the use of high quality evidence to support clinical decisions. At its most simplistic, EBP involves the following steps:

   1. Create a clinical question. The PICO format is most commonly used.

   2. Review the literature to find articles which seem to answer that question.

   3. Critically evaluate those articles. Different article types will rate higher or lower based on
scientific standards.

   4. Apply the evidence-supported decision to your clinical practice.

   5. Evaluate the effectiveness of that decision in practice.

The UNDA Nursing Subject Guide has tutorials on what EBP is, and databases to find the most relevant research:

Find out more at

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New Evidence-Based Resource: UptoDate!

Up to Date is here! Click the link below for access: staff and students have full access on campus, students only off campus. Questions or comments may be directed to your librarian, and we hope you enjoy this fantastic new resource!