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Summa Medical Library

Nursing & Allied Health -- Online Library


Newest Announcements:

  • Please plan to visit the Medical Library during our Open House on October 18, 11am to 2 pm.  We will have refreshments and prize drawings.  Come and learn how the library can help you with your information needs. Get to know the library team. Our aim is to save you time, making it easier for you to find the evidence you need to provide high-quality care for Summa's patients. (posted Sep 2023)
  • Did you know you can borrow books from almost any of Ohio's academic libraries and quite a few of its public libraries as a service of Summa Library?  In our newest Summa Library Quick Guide we explain the step by step (with screen shots) of how to use the OhioLINK online system to request a book from the wide network of libraries known as OhioLINK. Here's a link to the box that contains the Quick Guide documents, which now includes the Quick Guide to Requesting OhioLINK Books. You can also view a list of our Quick Guides under the left navigation tabs as you scroll down this page (posted Jun 2023)
  • New EBP Resources box (click here) has been added to the Nursing and Allied Health webpage, which is a sub-page of the Summa Medical Library website (select the Nursing & Allied Health orange tab on the left side of this screen).  Includes links to helpful websites, articles, and more. (posted Jun 2023)

EBP Resources




Consider also that discipline-specific medical and/or nursing societies and professional organizations will sometimes issue guidelines around a particular subject area.  Consider looking at an organization's website, if that organization is relevant to your clinical question.


We have many databases available in a variety of disciplines.  Please see the Databases box (click here), (or scroll down the page) for a list of our most popular research databases that you could consider using, depending on the focus of your clinical question.  If you need to know about additional databases to which the Library has access, contact the library for assistance.

AJN Series of Articles on EBP (award-winning series of articles on Evidence-Based Practice)

Series Title: Evidence-based Practice Step-by-Step, published from 2009-2011

Find Articles / Research -- in Nursing, Allied Health, & Biomedical Fields

Multidisciplinary Healthcare Databases

OT/PT Databases

Medicine Database

Pyschology / Behavioral Health Databases

Consumer Health

Assorted Academic Disciplines (incl Arts & Humanities) 

Top eBook Titles

E-Books - Top Titles

ANA Publications

General Reference

Peri-operative & Peri-anesthesia Nursing

Maternal / Child Nursing

Want to find other eBooks? Search by Title?  Use eBook Finder (link below)

Find Journals - Search by Title

Want to See a Listing of ALL our online nursing journals arranged by specialty?

Want to Search by Title?  Use Journal Finder (link below)

Topical Guides for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals

Topical Guides for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals