UCSF Health | Fishbon Library

Information Services for Staff

The Library supports the education and research needs of the UCSF Medical Center clinical nurses and non-academic personnel. Special content and services are also available for patients and families. Contact the Library at fishbon@ucsf.edu or (415) 885-7378 for assistance.

Research and Reference Services

  • Literature searches
  • Help with systematic reviews
  • Private or group tutorials in any database
  • Endnote, RefWorks support


The Fishbon Library offers workshops in database searching and citation management. Customized workshops for groups or individuals available on request.

Upcoming classes:

Finding Evidence (Part 1): How to search the literature in support of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

  • September 19, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

Finding Evidence (Part 2): How to evaluate the literature

  • September 26, 2019

Check availability and register on INEx Connect. If you are not a nurse, please email fishbon@ucsf.edu to register.

Nursing Performance Improvement Evidence-Based Literature Collections

Current literature from PubMed on nursing quality indicators CAUTI, CLABSI, HAPI, Falls and VAP. Updated and new citations added weekly.

Interlibrary Services

Get journal articles, chapters, books - fast and free (mostly). Our Interlibrary Loan Service:

  • Has access to thousands of libraries
  • Specializes in really fast delivery
  • No forms necessary
  • Submit your requests via phone or email
  • Along with your request, be sure to include:
    • your contact information
    • deadline (e.g., ASAP, next week)
    • delivery preference (PDF, hard copy)

Interlibrary Services are for UCSF Medical Center nursing and non-academic staff.

UCSF Institute for Nursing Excellence

The Fishbon Library is a part of the UCSF Institute for Nursing Excellence: dedicated to sustained skill-acquisition, life-long learning and clinical inquiry that promotes excellence in family care.