The purpose of this page is to pull together Library resourcesdatabases, ebooks, tutorialsand external websites which are relevant to students in nurse practitioner programs.

Clinical Resources

The following resources are an abbreviated list. Looking for more information on diagnosis, drug information, physical examination, as well as clinical guidelines? Review a more exhaustive list of our clinical resources.


Northeastern University Library provides access to UpToDate, the preeminent point-of-care tool. UpToDate is an evidence-based expert-authored resource which addresses specific clinical issues in the form of topic reviews. Topic reviews are written by physician experts who review and synthesize the existing literature into specific recommendations for diagnosis, management, and therapy.

Access to UpToDate requires registration with a Northeastern email address, as well as accessing via the links on the Library’s website, such as the A-Z Database list.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination offers more than 8 hours of video content providing head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. Includes OSCE Clinical Skills interactive videos which allow viewers to observe and participate in the clinical encounter.

Bates' User Guide

Bates' Visual Guide Video URLs

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