These resources are good for answering background questions. They are also considered clinical tools that are used at the point of care. They provide quick information and overviews.
Resources: Always use three or more resources
This is a sampling of resources, many more can be found on the Hardin Library website.
Textbooks: Search the University of Iowa’s library catalog, InfoHawk, for print and electronic books in our collection.
Reference sources: Basic reference tools such as dictionaries and drug compendiums and informational websites can be useful.
Clinical Databases: Point-of-care medical references provide information updated regularly by systematic literature reviews
Journal Articles: Bibliographic databases provide access to citations for articles in medicine, biosciences, nursing, psychology and more.
Google (Web Sites): Searching the web can find valuable information.
Use the SPAT criteria to judge a website’s worth