Nursing: Nurse Residency


Welcome to UNC Chapel Hill!  As an employee of UNC Hospitals, you will find lots of resources and help available to you through the Health Sciences Library.  Take a look around and see some of what we have to offer.  Be sure to check out our HSL New Users guide to get oriented to the library or check out our Library Orientation video!  For general information about program guidelines and videos about searching for articles in nursing, see the Literature Reviews guide.

Visit our Ask A Librarian page if you need assistance!

Get Access to UNC Resources

First, sign up for your Onyen, a username that will allow you access to university resources.  You need to know your PID (not your employee ID) to set it up.

If you want to get WiFi on the UNC campus, set up an Eduroam certificate.

Using Your Research


Find@UNC button

Use the Find@UNC button to get access to full articles.

How do I search?

Levels of Evidence

Evidence Pyramid

When searching for evidence, start at the top of the pyramid by searching Evidence-Based Practice Databases to find existing high-level evidence.  Then, search the Health Databases for articles about original research that you can synthesize to create your own high-level evidence.

The Search Process

For help developing your PICO/clinical question, visit the Forming Focused Questions with PICO page.

For help with the EBP process, visit the Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice guide developed by UNC and Duke.

For help appraising evidence, visit the Appraise section of the Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice guide.

Writing and Citing Help

Visit our Writing and Citing guide for assistance with citation management software, citation styles, and more.

Our Citing Special Sources guide can help you cite unique or difficult items.


Still have questions?  Ask a Librarian!

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