NURSING+ is a service of McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit. It incorporates the McMasterPLUSTM email alerting system and searchable database of best evidence from the health care literature of particular interest to nursing professionals.
Users of NURSING+ with interests in a specific clinical problem or treatment are invited to use Search to look up topics covered in the McMasterPLUSTM database starting from 2003.
Subscribers can choose to receive e-mail alerts matched to their areas of clinical interest in several ways:
The current features of NURSING+ include:
|Price||Free||$15.00 CAD per year|
|searching – a cumulative searchable database of articles that is continuously updated (from 2003 forward)|
|searching – extended to PubMed via clinical search filters (for searches yielding few PLUS results)|
|alerts - e-mail alerts about new evidence by area of specialization (eg, public health)|
|alerts - e-mail alerts about new evidence by clinical topic (eg, diabetes)|
|alerts - e-mail alerts about new evidence retrieved by your saved searches|
|article records - ratings of each eligible article for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by at least 3 practitioners for each specialty for which the article might be pertinent|
|article records - per specialty ratings, not just average overall ratings for all specialties combined|
|article records - links to the article's abstract via PubMed (if available) and fulltext article via PubMed or the publisher's site (if available for free)|
|article records - link from one article record to other articles in the same topic area|
|article records - view comments entered by MORE raters|
|article records - comment on articles, and view comments entered by other NURSING+ users|
|saving - citations can be download in multiple formats (for reading, citation management)|
|saving - individual article records can be saved to your profile|
|saving - searches can be saved to your profile, and alerts can be generated when new articles are added|
|user-responsive design (for smart phones and any other devices)|
|record of activity (eg, for Continuing Education documentation) [coming in 2016]|
|links to evidence-based resources (guides, centers, calculators)|
The current features of PLUS include:
* Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature. Medinfo. 2001;10(Pt 1):390-3.