Ascension Seton Medical Library

Ascension Seton Medical Library provides services to Ascension Seton medical staff, nurses, other clinical associates, as well as medical or nursing students and GME residents or faculty rotating at Ascension Seton facilities. A librarian is usually available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

CEC Library at Brackenridge
Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge Hospital
1400 N. IH-35, Suite C2.303
Austin, TX 78701

Dell Children’s Medical/Nursing Library
Dell Children’s Medical Center, 3rd Floor, 3S.017
4900 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

Ascension Seton Medical Library provides the following services to Ascension Seton clinical associates, medical staff, and GME residents or faculty:

  • Orientation to Ascension Seton online library resources
  • Literature searches for clinical or healthcare topics
  • Instruction in database and online literature searching and online information retrieval
  • Article retrieval or inter-library loan of full-text clinical journal articles
  • Access to print journal collection (library use only; journals do not circulate)
  • Check out circulating books or multimedia items for one month
  • Assistance finding patient/family education information


The CEC Library offers a class to help you identify evidence-based information for research or practice, Searching for Evidence: Using Online Information Resources for Clinical Research and Practice. The workshop is offered to nurses from any specialty, diagnostic and therapeutic staff or other Ascension Seton clinical staff, and provides 2.0 contact hours of CNE.

You’ll learn how to use online knowledge-based information resources to locate published research and evidence-based studies such as systematic reviews or clinical guidelines. Gain hands-on practice performing literature searches to develop skills in retrieving nursing and medical literature. Ascension Seton associates can register by visiting myLearning and searching for the course title Searching for Evidence, then select “View Subactivities” to see session dates and register.

Ascension Seton Medical Library Biomedical Databases

Most can only be accessed by Ascension Seton associates, medical staff or rotating students logged onto the Ascension Seton intranet.

DynaMed: DynaMed delivers the most current and accurate, evidence-based content for efficient and evidence-based patient care. Content covers all specialties, drug monographs are provided by Micromedex, and all information is designed to be easy to use at the point of care. Temporary link for remote registration.

PubMed: Search MEDLINE from 1948 to the present. Articles with free full-text have “Free Article” in brown – click title to open abstract with full-text link. UT and UTMB students, residents or faculty should access PubMed through their academic online library sites in order to get free full-text from those libraries.

CINAHL with Full-Text: A cumulative index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature that searches >3,000 publications, with full-text for 700 journals.

Nursing Reference Center Plus: NRC-Plus contains evidence-based practice sheets, free CE modules, skills checklists, patient education material, full-text articles, and other information resources to assist with nursing practice.

EBSCO Databases: Includes MEDLINE with full text and other health-related databases. Contact librarian for password at Dell Children’s Medical Center ONLY.

UT-Austin Dell Medical School Students, Residents, and Faculty

UTMB Medical Students and Preceptors

Online Journals


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