Evaluation of nurse-centered library database: 

Good afternoon nurses,

SMHCS is committed to making sure you have access to high quality evidence to guide your nursing practice. Our medical library is going to purchase a subscription to a nursing practice-centered database that you’ll be able to access from the SMH library website (which you can access anywhere!). These databases are quite costly, and we want to pick the one that is most preferred by our clinical nurses.

With great appreciation to our medical librarian, Yvonne Boudreau, we are going to pilot three nursing-centered databases for the eventual selection of the most preferred one:

  • Lippincott’s Advisor
  • Elsevier’s Clinical Key Nursing
  • EBSCO’s Dynamic Health

Each company has generously allowed us to pilot their product until February 15, 2024. Between now and then, please take some time (30-60 minutes) to explore each of the databases. The following survey will guide you through how to access each database, provides examples in how you might use the database, and asks you to briefly evaluate each database. As a small token of appreciation for sharing your time and preferences, we are happy to send you an SMH food services gift card upon submission of your evaluation. All of these databases can be accessed here at SMH, so please consider conducting this evaluation while at work.

https://redcap.link/SMHNurseLibraryEBP - please complete by February 15, 2024

We are so happy you have chosen to practice nursing at SMHCS, and we want you to have access to evidence so you can continue to feel proud of the care you and your unit provide. If you have any questions, challenges, or suggestions for how we can improve this pilot, please just send me an email to let us know!



(On behalf of the Nursing Library Database Pilot Team – myself, Yvonne Boudreau, and Melissa Shelton)

Jen Bonamer, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, NPD-BC (Pronouns: She/Her)

Nursing Prof’l Development – Research Specialist

Education, Prof’l Development & Research Dept

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

1700 S. Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL 34239

(941) 917-7724