New Database: Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice

The Joanna Briggs Institute and logoThe MSU Library now subscribes to the Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-Based Practice database. This resource includes the complete evidence-based practice content set from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). Coverage includes a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties:

  • Evidence Summaries
  • Evidence Based Recommended Practices
  • Best Practice Information Sheets
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Consumer Information Sheets
  • Systematic Review Protocols
  • Technical Reports

Smaller specialty segments of the database include, aged care, burns care, cancer care, chronic disease, diagnostic imaging, emergency & trauma, general medicine, health management & assessment, infection control, mental health, midwifery care, rehabilitation, surgical services, wound healing & management, pediatrics, and tropical & infectious disease. For more information on this resource, please see the attached fact sheet.

The JBI database is available to unlimited users via networked computers on the MSU campus in Bozeman and via the proxy server: Please direct questions or comments to Kirsten Ostergaard, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, kirsten.ostergaard (at)

3/24 Workshop: Word Formatting

Free workshop Tuesday, 3/24, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Come learn some easy time-saving tricks for formatting your document in MS Word including heading styles, formatting headers and footers, inserting and creating visual aids, and group editing.

Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is room.

Register and see more library workshops here.


After reviewing the CrossRef and EZID fee structures with our Executive Team, we’ve decided to subscribe to EZID. A major factor in this choice is our recent commitment to minting DOIs for every record in ScholarWorks. With several thousand records now needing DOIs, we would have ended up paying a substantial amount with CrossRef’s per-DOI fee structure. EZID’s flat fee seemed like a better fit—simpler and more cost-effective for our needs. After exchanging a couple of emails and signing a service agreement, we are up and running. Our first DOIs will be minted this week!

3/5 Workshop: Interlibrary Loan Basics

Free workshop Thursday, 3/5, from 12-1 p.m. in the Heathcote classroom of Renne Library.

Want it? Need it? Request It! Come learn how the Library can you get you items that we may not have available otherwise… this includes books, articles, DVDs, and more!

Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is room.

Register and see more library workshops here.

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3/3 Workshop: Excel Basics (Level I)

Free workshop 3/3 from 1-2 pm in the Heathcote Classroom of Renne Library.

Learn the basics of Excel, with an eye toward troubleshooting common problems. Topics to cover: general spreadsheet formatting, data formatting (%, $, etc.), using formulas and functions, referencing cells in formulas, inserting and formatting charts, and printing


Register and see more library workshops here.

2/27 Workshop: EndNote Citation Management

Free workshop Friday, 2/27, from 12-1 p.m. in the Innovative Learning Studio of Renne Library.

EndNote is now available for free for MSU users. See how EndNote X7 makes formatting citations and managing bibliographies easy! Learn to search, import records, add notes, find articles, manage PDFs, and format papers using any one of thousands of citation styles. This workshop covers how to get EndNote, share references, and use both the desktop and online version.

Registration is recommended but not required. Walk-ins welcome as long as there is room. Bring your own laptop and install EndNote during the workshop.

Register and see more library workshops here.