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Nursing Resources: Overview

The Nursing Resources guide is designed for nurses interested in research, updating best practices, and increasing professional knowledge. This guide contains many nursing specific resources, including databases, e-books, and e-journals

Welcome to the Nursing Resources guide! Here you will find many nursing-centric resources, including databases, e-books, and e-journals. In addition, this guide contains resources pertaining to literature searching, Evidence Based Practice, patient education, and drugs and medications. 

Please note that when MCW, Froedtert Health, and Children's Wisconsin staff are on the MCW, Froedtert Health, or Children's Wisconsin network, they can access MCW Libraries resources via the library's homepage.

For access to MCW Libraries resources outside the MCW, Froedtert Health, and Children's Wisconsin network, please refer to our OpenAthens guide.

MCW Libraries Locations

Froedtert Hospital Library

Find a strong collection of resources in consumer health, clinical medicine and nursing. This library is located on the second floor of the Froedtert Specialty Clinics Building. The library is accessible 24/7 with a Froedtert ID badge. 

Librarians are available via chat and email during standard business hours.

Phone: (414) 805-4311

Children's Wisconsin Medical Library

Librarians are available via chat and email during standard business hours.

Phone: (414) 955-8302

Library Hours

Todd Wehr Library

Staffed hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MCW Badge Access 24/7

​Froedtert Library

Staffed hours:
Monday, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday. Thursday, Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
FH Badge Access 24/7

Children's Hospital Library

Contact the librarian to make an appointment.

Finding Information - Videos and Tutorials

Connect from Off Campus to MCW Libraries

MCW Libraries' comprehensive collection of resources is available anytime, anywhere and on any device. To access our resources from off campus, simply click on any resource link on the library's website.

To request off-campus access to books, journals and databases, use your MCW login information. Children's Wisconsin and Froedtert Health nurses can apply for off-campus access by completing the OpenAthens Registration Form.

Library Services

Literature Searches - Before you start your next project, work with a librarian to discover what is already known on the topic.

Citation Management Tools - Get assistance using citation managers like Mendeley and Endnote

Interlibrary Loan Service: Clio - Use the Clio service to request copies of books, journal articles, conference proceedings and other items that aren't immediately accessible to you online. If we don't have the requested item in our collection, we'll do our best to find it for you through interlibrary loan (ILL).

Borrowing Materials - Apply for a library card at any of the MCW Libraries locations to check out print books from our collection. 

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   Front desk: (414) 955-8300

   Reference: (414) 955-8302

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