Skip to Main Content

Library Orientation for Nursing

This information was developed for nurses conducting research via the Emory Libraries

About this Orientation

This orientation has four sections, each with an optional scored quiz. You may take the tutorial in one sitting or complete parts of the tutorial at your own pace. As a whole, the tutorial takes about 60-90 minutes to complete.

  • Use the menu on the left to navigate through the sections.
  • Use the arrows at the bottom of each page to navigate forward or backwards.
  • Following the sections in order will help with understanding and completing the quizzes.
  • At the end of each assessment you can print and/or save a copy of a Completion Certificate that shows your name, score and when you took the quiz, which you may forward to your instructor.
  • You can take each assessment more than once if needed.

Don't stress

Learning to search databases and find the best clinical literature takes time and experience.  It will get easier the more you do it.  Remember, the library and the librarians are here to help.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library connects the schools of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory Healthcare and Emory communities with information and knowledge to support education, research, and patient care. Electronic collections, information management and analysis tools, technology-rich collaborative spaces, and a team of subject experts promote evidence-based care and interdisciplinary study and research.

The WHSC Library is located at 1462 Clifton Road on the plaza level across from the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building.

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library
1462 Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

(See Campus Map.)   

  • For comprehensive driving instructions from all locations, see Directions.
  • Parking is available at Michael Street Parking Deck; for details and rates see Parking.
  • Disabled Persons Access:  For directions, click here.
  • Public Transportation: Marta serves Clifton Road with the #6 bus line.
  • The Library is open 7 days a week.  For detailed hours see Hours.

Branch Libraries

Emory University Hospital Library
Room H-140, EUH
Phone:  404-727-3090 Fax: 404-727-3033

Emory University Hospital Midtown Branch Library
Davis Fischer Building, room 1308
Phone:  404-686-1978
Clinical Informationist:  John Nemeth

Emory Saint Joseph's Bellman Library
Room G37
Phone:  678-843-7039

Grady Branch Library
1st floor, Glenn Building
Phone:  404-251-8777

Our Mission

Mission: Optimize research, education, and patient care processes with reliable and sustainable access to data and information.

Vision: Connect and transform information and knowledge

Values:  Innovation Excellence Learning

Strategic Objective:  Develop robust services, tools, electronic collections, technology rich collaborative spaces, and workforce expertise to provide the WHSC user community with information and knowledge that supports evidence-based patient centered care, and interdisciplinary study and research.

Email us at

Check your spam folder if you don't receive a reply.


Sharon Leslie, MSLS, AHIP, Nursing Informationist
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library


As the subject librarian for the School of Nursing, I'm your primary contact for all things Library-related.  Contact me for assistance with:

  • Developing strategies to search for, review and organize scientific literature (PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, etc.).
  • Using bibliographic management systems (e.g. Zotero and EndNote).
  • One-on-one research consultations.
  • Guidance on literature reviews and systematic reviews.
  • General library orientation (Interlibrary loan, website overview, databases, searching the catalog, borrowing privileges, etc.)


Emory Libraries

The Emory Libraries offer training on how to use tools for data analysis, organize and store information, and more. 

Contact the Emory Libraries Scholarly Communication Office for information about: