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A guide to information technology for nursing students and professionals. It is designed to help the nurse to: develop competence in using selected computer programs to find information relevant to professional clinical practice; avoid irrelevant depth of technical matter; and make the best use of limited time resources whether it be at work, at home, or in university-based study. The reader is introduced to computers at a basic level but with enough information to get started and to troubleshoot simple problems. Then the author demonstrates how to recognize and use applications (programs) useful to the reader's professional practice. Finally there is a brief guide to some selected evidence-based practice related Web sites to start readers off on their research.