Resources

Student Resources

IMPORTANT: To log in to any OSF database or access Academic Writer, students need to register for an OpenAthens account (https://register.openathens.net/osfhealthcare.org/register).

When filling out the self-registration form, students should sign-up using their school email address.

Paper Writing Links

APA Style Home Page
http://www.apastyle.org/about-apa-style.aspx
Web site of the American Psychological Association
Find information on all aspects of APA Style
Check their blog for in-depth info

YouTube video for APA set up (MS Office)
APA Format Citations (6th ed.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_320539
Easy to follow visual set up for your computer/paper MS Word 2007 and above

Citation Machine
http://www.citationmachine.net/
Free. Mostly accurate, but check your final reference entries and citations, especially for APA-style capitalization.

DOI Resolver
http://www.doi.org/index.html
Enter the digital object identifier (doi) of your journal article and it will pull up the citation

In Pictures 
http://www.inpics.net/
In Pictures online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They’re the easiest way to learn computer subjects. No complicated multimedia, just pictures that show exactly what to do. Word, PowerPoint, etc. NO ADS  

Purdue OWL
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Purdue OWL  describes how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. It contains resources on in-text citation and the References page, as well as APA sample papers, slide presentations, and the APA classroom poster.

Library Frequently Asked Questions

Library FAQ (Word Document)

NCLEX Exam Preparation Questions

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm

UWorld
www.uworld.com

Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org

Plagiarism Checkers

Dupli Checker
http://www.duplichecker.com/index.asp

Plagiarism Checker .com
http://www.plagiarismchecker.com/

Did I Plagiarize?
http://thevisualcommunicationguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Infographic_Did-I-Plagiarize1.jpg

Nurse Theorist Links

http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/

http://www.clayton.edu/nursing/Nursing-Theory

Nursing Journal Collection Summary

Nursing Journal Collection
https://www.osfhealthcare.org/filer/canonical/1537302943/8171/

Miscellaneous

American Assembly for Men in Nursing
www.aamn.org

Discover Nursing the Campaign for Nursing
www.discovernursing.com

Drug Information Portal
http://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/drugportal.jsp
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine 

Health and Healthcare in Video
http://hlth.alexanderstreet.com

Lab Tests Online
http://labtestsonline.org/
Peer-reviewed, Non-Commercial, Patient Centered

MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

OSF Healthcare Library & Resource Center
http://www.osflibrary.org/databases/
Electronic databases, drug info, patient education info

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
www.nursingsociety.org/student/Pages/StudentCentral.aspx

State Boards of Nursing
https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm

Community Resource from U.S. Government

American Fact Finder
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Healthy People 2020
http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/about/default.aspx

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://healthfinder.gov/

U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/

Videos

Counseling and Therapy in Video
http://alexanderstreet.com/products/counseling-and-therapy-video-series

Graduate Student & Research Links

American Nurses Credentialing Center
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/

ERIC Education Resources Information Center
http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Essential Evidence Plus
http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com/index.cfm?LoginID=47YKRR5
Contact Library for User Name & Password

How to a Lit Review
Sample Lit Review (PDF file)

National Guideline Clearing House
http://www.guideline.gov/
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 

Student's Guide to Research
​https://osfiol.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=aae65e49-a5ef-4c48-b790-a9510114fbc3