Reference Books

General and overview information about topics in Nursing can be found in the following books located in the Reference area. In those titles that are multi-volume works, a cumulative index can be found in the last volume of the set:

Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (REF R 733 .G34 2001)

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (REF RC 41 .G35 2002)

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders (REF RC 437 .G35 2003)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health (REF RT 21 .G34 2002)

Magill's Medical Guide (REF RC 41 .M34 2001)

Merck Manual of Medical Information (REF RC 81 .M535)

Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses (REF RM 301.12 .S54)

Mosby's medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (REF R 121 .M89 2002)

Physician's Desk Reference (REF RS 75 .P5)

Stedman's Medical Dictionary (REF R 121 .S8 2000)

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (REF R 121 .T144 2005)

Circulating Books

Books on a wide range of Nursing and Health topics are indexed in Aleph, the library’s online card catalog. Unlike the Reference books listed above, the Circulating Books may be checked out for three weeks with your college ID card.

Electronic Resources

We have a number of databases available for magazine and journal article searches. Performing a subject search in any of these databases should provide you with plenty of information about your topic.

1. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the best place to search for journal articles in the area of Nursing.

2. Though these databases cover all topics, you can also use EBSCO Academic Search Premier, Electric Library, and CQ Researcher to find articles on Nursing.