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Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia Resources

This page provides a starting point for your research.


Welcome Nurse Anesthesia students!
This page provides you with links to Snell Library's nurse anesthesia resources. Click on the tabs below for article databases, e-books, e-journals and drug information resources for nurse anesthesia research. 
For research help please send us your question via email/webform.

Try AccessAnesthesiology! Temporary free access provided by McGraw-HIll to enhance your online learning during COVID-19. Available until 9/14/2020.

Nurse Anesthesia Library Orientation

Nurse Anesthesia: tips for research success, find articles, e-books, journals, anatomy, drug information

Looking for articles but not sure where to start? For primary research articles, written by experts, try the databases listed below.
The brief videos below will help you develop your research question, choose keywords and offer tips for improving your search results!

1.  Search nursing and health-related databases to find peer reviewed or scholarly articles on your topic.

2.  Choose keywords for your topic.

3.  Learn the shortcuts: use advanced search techniques to search databases more effectively and find the full text.

4.  Interlibrary Loan: Use ILLIad, our interlibrary loan service to request articles not owned by Snell Library. HINT:  click on the PDF link or the   "Check NU LIbrary" in your database search results. If the article is not available, you will be prompted to link to ILLiad to submit your request.

5.   Organize your citations using citation management tools such as RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley or Zotero. Import your citations from your database search, then autoformat them into your preferred citation style, and insert the reference list into your paper.

6.   Get Help from a librarian
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How Do I Develop a Research Question?

How Do I Choose Keywords for My Search?

5 Ways to Improve Your Search Results


Anatomy.TV offers detailed 3D models of human anatomy, which may be rotated. Layers of anatomy may be added or removed. Includes dissection slides, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans.

  • Browsers: IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari
  • Accessible on iPad, iPad Mini, Android tablets
  • Rotate models in any direction using your mouse, zoom in/out, and choose which structures--muscles, organ systems and more, are added or removed.
  • Link to relevant text, dissections, clinical slides, diagrams, video clips & MRI scans
  • Create customized images with your own labels and annotations. Print or save them for future use.
  • Quiz yourself!
  • Watch the introductory video

How to Use Anatomy.TV

Quizzes & Activities
Test your knowledge of anatomy with the Quizzes & Activities module of Anatomy.TV.

Number of questions
You can choose how many questions are to be featured in your quiz. The minimum number of questions is five.

Question type
There are two types of quiz questions: 'Where is' and 'What is'.

'Where is' questions will ask you to identify an anatomical structure in the 3D model. For example, if the question is 'Where is the femur?' you will need to find the femur in the 3D model and click on it.

'What is' questions will ask you to name the anatomical structure highlighted in the 3D model. You will be given a choice of five anatomical structures, of which only one is correct.

Question difficulty
You will also have the choice to take easy or hard questions. Easy questions will test you on the basic functional anatomy of the chosen area, such as major muscles, ligaments and neurovascular supply. Difficult questions will test you on less obvious anatomical structures, such as divisions of musculature and detailed neurovascular supply.

Choosing views
You can also choose which 3D view to be tested on. You have the option to set the quiz on all or a subset of views.

During the quiz, you may want to consolidate your knowledge of a particular area of anatomy. This is facilitated by clicking on the Review button, which will open up the relevant product title in a new tab or window. Please note that once you have clicked on the Review button, subsequent clicks will refresh the currently opened tab or window, which may be displayed behind the Quiz window.