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Anesthesia For Nurses

Let's Begin

Welcome to MUSC!!!! And Congratulations on embarking on this very prestigious degree. This Orientation page is designed to get you started but not overwhelm you.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this orientation, you will:

  • Know who and where to go to when you need help
  • Be introduced to databases and platforms as places to find research and clinical literature (EBP)
  • Create accounts to efficiently use the databases


I. Account Creation: These accounts are essential to the work you will find and do in this program.

  1. Iliad- Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account to request materials that we do not provide instant access
  2. Scopus- the LARGEST database!! Start here
  3. NCBI/PubMed -Health Science Database; most popular
  4. EBSCOHost Platform of databases which includes- CINAHL and PsycINFO
  5. EndNote Desktop App /Online - citation manager (optional and useful)
  6. Browzine - Browse journals

Other useful tools:

  • LibKeyNomad- browser extension to give you PDFs quickly
  • EndNote Click- Quick access to PDFs AND adds to citation manager
  • OneNote with web clipper- a great way to create and /or save everything digitally (web clipper is a browser extension)
    • Save searches/ search history

II. Virtual Tour of MUSC Libraries 

  • Chat/ Help
  • Catalog
  • Databases
  • Other Resources

III. Searching  (if time permits)

  • Scopus
  • PubMed
  • Trip