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School of Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice: Research Tools

An overview of evidence-based practice resources for Nursing students.

Citation Management

When you find articles of interest in a database or search engine, bibliographic management programs such as RefWorks or EndNote make it easy to create a personal collection of references (citations and/or articles) and cite them in your document in the citation style of your choice.


Briscoe Library acquired BrowZine on the same day that the decision was made to house print journals in an off-campus library facility. BrowZine allows you to:

  • Easily browse e-journals on the website or via the mobile app 
  • Create a personalized collection of your favorite journals
  • Be alerted when new articles are published in your favorite journals

*Use the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service to request journals or articles in print. Older journal articles that are not online can be ordered at no charge via Document Delivery. Delivery time is estimated at under 48 hours.

Citation Managers

  • RefWorks is a web-based program that is free to UTHSCSA students, residents, faculty and staff. It is recommended that you upgrade/transfer legacy RefWorks files to the new
  • EndNote offers many of the same features as RefWorks, yet must be purchased. It is available from the University Computer Store, TechZone
  • Mendeley is a free application and does not require Internet access. It can query PubMed for more accurate citation information and matching PDFs, yet with mixed success.
  • Zotero is open-source and free, yet requires an additional plug-in to manage PDFs. Internet access not required. 

        *Briscoe Library provides classes and support for both RefWorks and Endnote.