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Graduate Student Orientation

Academic Support


As anyone might imagine, library resources are a central part of academic support while undertaking graduate studies. Below are some important links to library information and/or services that you should find quite helpful:

Recommended Databases:

  1. Bates Visual Guide to Physical Exams – multimedia
  2. CINAHL – Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature – nursing citation database
  3. Evidence-Based point of care tools:
  4. Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) – citations on instruments and scales
  5. Micromedex – drug database
  6. Nursing Consult – reference books, patient education, news, clinical practice
  7. Nurse Theorists. Portraits of Excellence – multimedia
  8. PsycInfo – citations on psychiatric & psychological information
  9. PubMed (MEDLINE) – biomedical citation database

Major Nursing Journals and e-books (NursingJournalsLinks.pdf) subscribed by the AMC Health Sciences Library (as of February 2008) and categorized by subject.

Recommended Classes:

  1. Introduction to CINAHL
  2. Finding Full Text – get the whole article not just the abstracts
  3. Introduction to PubMed
  4. Introduction to EndNote – citation management application

Center for Nursing Research

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) is a computer lab located in Ed II North, Room 4224. This lab is open 24 hours, 7 days a week to nursing students in the MS, DNP, and PhD programs. Click here for more detailed information about the resources available at the CNR.

Visit the Virtual CNR for SPSS online tutorials and reference materials that show you step-by-step how to perform various statistical procedures in SPSS.

Student Travel Funds - There is some travel funding available through the CNR if students want to present their own research or scholarly work at professional conferences. Dr. Paul Cook (303.724.8537 or is the contact person for student research travel awards.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the downtown Auraria campus in Room 4014 of the North Classroom. The Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to any member of the University of Colorado Denver community.


Interactive Television (ITV) is another method the college uses as a way to teach courses, in particular a way to connect to students in remote/rural areas of Colorado. Our ITV courses are conducted through Colorado's Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). Click this link for more information about AHEC locations and services.

ITV Locations:

  1. Alamosa
  2. Cortez
  3. Craig
  4. Grand Junction
  5. Greeley
  6. Montrose
  7. Pueblo