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PAH Clinical Informationist: Nursing: Research & Evidence-Based Practice


Clinical Information Librarian

I am a bridge-builder, a clinical and educational information navigator, research maven ready to assist you.  I look forward to building a relationship with all disciplines and supporting PAH's research, clinical and educational goals.  If there is anything I can do to assist with the navigation of the library's website , services and resources, please do not hesitate to ask.  I am here to help. 

Questions makes us all grow, so feel free to ask away. 

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Research & Evidence-Based Books



My Subject Specialties

Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-Based Medicine

Clinical Research

Nursing Research  

Finding articles and books at PAH

Please check the Franklin (Penn Libraries Catalog) to search for journal articles, books and eBooks.  For books not in our collection, please check with the librarian or request through our interlibrary loan service (Borrow Direct/E-Z Borrow)



Evidence-Based Practice

"Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values."

(Sackett DL, Straus S, Richardson W, Rosenberg W, Haynes R. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM, New York: Churchill-Livingstone. Inc; 2000.

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Clinical Information Librarian-PAH

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Ene Belleh - PAH Clinical Librarian
800 Spruce Street - 3 East Pine
Philadelphia, PA.
215-829-3596 / 267-602-8519 (cell)

Nursing: MSN & DNP Information Guide

How can my librarian help me?

Welcome to the Nursing Ph.D., DNP, and MSN information guide, the place to supplement your courses or begin your research with links to relevant library and other electronic resources, including databases, books, datasets, and journals, as well as tips on finding evidence-based information.

As your clinical information librarian,  I am able to:

  • Assist you in building strategies for finding relevant journal literature
  • Show you how to cite your sources and teach you about citation management tools (Refworks) that can save you time with your bibliography
  • Provide links to other pertinent library resources
  • Present topic based-sessions to classes or clinical teams
  • Provide one-on-one advice about your research topic
  • Teach you advanced tricks for database searching
  • Orient you to the library resources available through PAH and the University Health System
  • Assist in obtaining selected needed books for your programs


Nursing: Writing Guide

Topics Available

  • Quality Improvement vs Research
  • Types of Reviews
  • Searching the literature
  • Writing Style
    • Active vs passive voice
    • Books as resources
  • Manuscripts and Publications
    • Journal selection (audience, journal aims/purpose, author guidelines/formatting, querying the editor)
    • Paper type
    • Writing an outline
    • Author resources
    • The publication process
      • Responding to reviewer critique
      • Writing etiquette
      • Open access/predatory publishing
      • Serving as a reviewer: Wiley online
      • List of "bad" open access journals (Beal)
  • APA Formatting
  • Technical formatting
  • Healthy writing habits
    • Managing a Refworks library
    • Keeping up your writing skills
    • Scheduling writing skills
    • Scheduling writing time
    • Not staying stuck/self preservation/seeking help
    • Peer Feedback

Publication - Journal Selections

Library Staff Hours

Clinical Information Librarian Schedule:

  • Monday - off site (e-mail, phone (267)-602-8519), Ask-a-Librarian chat service (located on library homepage)
  • Tuesday - on site - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday - on site - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday - on site - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday - off site - (e-mail, phone (267)-602-8519), Ask-a-Librarian chat service (located on library homepage)

*Library is accessible 24/7 with PAH ID Badge