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The Crouse Hospital Library provides varied educational opportunities for Crouse Hospital staff, students and patients and their family members. Check out NetLearning to take required CBLs or view STB (Simply the Best) courses and other opportunities.

Learn how to use our online resources, effectively search for healthcare information and use other information support tools.


Not finding what you are looking for? Let us know what training you would like us to offer. 

You may request to take a class by calling 315/470-7380.


Class Offerings

The following classes are available upon request for your group or one-on-one personal time:
Mosby's Nursing Index and Mosby's Nursing Consult: Learn the basics of searching the nursing literature using Mosby's Nursing Index.  Learn to access Mosby's Nursing Consult, a single destination for the busy nurse, to find
  • Latest Drug Information
  • Patient Education
  • Professional Journals
  • Reference Books
  • Current News
  • Clinical Practice
  • Evidence-based Content
  • Care Planning Tools
Evidence-Based Nursing: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a systematic approach to problem solving using the best evidence currently available for clinical decision making. In this introductory course, non-clinical staff from a variety of healthcare settings will benefit from learning the basic principles of EBP and the process of searching for the best evidence. This process includes clarifying the question, collecting best evidence, making critical appraisal of the evidence, integrating the evidence with the provider's clinical expertise and patient and family preferences and evaluating the plan of care. Several examples of the application of EBP at Crouse Hospital will be included in the classroom discussion. This class supports our visions by being committed to excellence in all areas of our organization by anticipating and exceeding the expectations of those we serve: our patients and their families, physicians, employees, volunteers and other partners.
Instructor: Ellen Owens
Health & Wellness: Search the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus and InfoTrac's Health & Wellness databases for a wide range of consumer health information on the Internet.  Excellent for patients, family membersn or your personal medical information needs (always consult with your doctor!).
Internet Basics: Learn how to effectively search the Internet, create favorites (bookmarking) etc. This is NOT a medical literature search class.
OVID (Medline): This is a basic (not advanced) course on how to use OVID Medline. It is designed for anyone who needs to search the medical literature for research or patient care
PowerPoint: Learn * the step-by-step basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation.
* MS Word computer skills are helpful
PubMed: Learn to search Medline with PubMed. The class covers search strategy and the fine points of PubMed tools.
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Direct links to Full Text Material:
Learn about Library services and products:
  • How to request an article or literature search from the library website
  • How to use Journals A-to-Z for full text availability and in-house collection locations
  • Access CrouseCat your library's catalog
  • Get a general overview of our databases
APA Learn the basics of APA Style, 6th edition
For questions or to schedule time with an instructor, stop by the Crouse Hospital Library or call Ellen Owens at 315/470-7380.

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