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The Libraries Version of CINAHL Has Been Upgraded to CINAHL Complete


The library’s subscription to CINAHL has been upgraded to CINAHL Complete. While the interface and how you search the database has not changed this upgraded version does have changes that you may find of interest. 

What has Changed?
• Full text for 1,370 journals (versus 768 with our old subscription)
• Indexing for 5,238 journals (versus 5,014)
• Journals with Searchable Cited References 1,496 (versus 1,424)

Also Includes 
• 170 Continuing Education Modules
• 134 Evidence-based care sheets


Sanger Series: The Intellectual Properties of Learning – John Willinsky (April 29 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM)

Sanger SeriesSanger Series:  The Intellectual Properties of Learning – John Willinsky

April 29 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Richmond Salons, VCU Student Commons

About the Speaker

John Willinsky is an educator, activist for open access and award-winning author. He is Khosla Family Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, a fellow at the Royal Society of Canada and director of the University of British Columbia Public Knowledge Project, the aim of which is to assist in the improvement of quality and accessibility of academic research. His books include The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006), If Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research (Routledge, 2000) and Technologies of Knowing (Beacon Press, 1999).

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AACN PEARL – Prevention of Complications in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Thumbnail image for AACN Logo.jpgThe American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has developed a new online clinical practice resource called AACN PEARL.  PEARL stands for Practice, Evidence, Application, Resources and Leadership and focuses on the ABCDE bundle and prevention of complications in mechanically ventilated patients.  The intention of this new tool is to share new information and help to implement new initiatives into patient care. 

The content is divided into five sections by topic, each with its own Web page and corresponding materials. The sections are:

·         Awakening and Breathing Coordination (ABC)

·         Delirium Assessment and Management (D)

·         Early Exercise and Progressive Mobility (E)

·         Implementation Roadmap and Tools

·         Communication Tools and Resources

For more information click here

*In order to access the material you may need an account which is free and only takes a minute. 

AACN PEARL: Implementing the ABCDE bundle at the bedside Retrieved 9/20/2012, 2012, from

Graduate Student Advisory Committee – Need a Representative from the School of Nursing

063418-green-grunge-clipart-icon-people-things-people-student-study.pngTompkins-McCaw Library is recruiting graduate and professional students in the health sciences to be part of the TML Graduate Advisory Committee.  The purpose of this committee is to provide insights about library services and how things could be improved.  This is the second year for the committee and last year that was not a representative from the VCU School of Nursing.   This committee meets monthly at noon with free lunch provided.  There is also a chance to earn $100!  If you are interested and have questions please contact Emily Johnson ( or take a peak at the committees blog.  You can sign up to be a member by clicking here.

Dates for meetings for this year:

Fall Semester
  • Thursday, September 20th
  • Thursday, October 18th
  • Thursday, November 15th
  • Thursday, December 6th
Spring Semester
  • Thursday, January 17th
  • Thursday, February 21st
  • Thursday, March 21st
  • Thursday, April 18th

PubMed Issues – Result of Bad Weather and Power Outages This Past Weekend

Thumbnail image for pubmedimage1.jpgThe The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Data Center is experiencing
difficulties due to the storms this past weekend.   These difficulties
could mean you could experience temporary issues in trying to access NLM
databases like PubMed.   NLM is continuing to work on this issue and
just wanted to pass along this information in case you should experience
any problems today as you are doing research.