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The library has numerous resources for nursing students and for practicing nurses. In order to find
general materials, you may browse the following call number areas: RT (Nursing), RC (Internal
Medicine, including Psychiatry), RJ (Pediatrics), RM (Pharmacology), KF (Legal Issues in Nursing).
You may use the following terms to guide you in your information search.

Click here to being searching NRCC’s online catalog.

Subject Search nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, surgical nursing, nursing law
Keyword Search nursing, nurses, or specific areas of nursing such as pediatric nursing


Ovid Medical Reference Books Electronic Book
Black's Medical Dictionary Electronic Book
Churchill Livingstone's Dictionary of Nursing Electronic Book
Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations Electronic Book
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary Electronic Book
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and
Health Professionals
Electronic Book
Mosby's Emergency Dictionary Electronic Book
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Electronic Book
Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) Ref RS 75.P5
Mosby’s Drug Guide Ref RS 51 .M683 2004
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (CMDT) Ref RC 71 A14 2004
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) Ref RC455.2 C4 D54
CPT 2004: Current Procedural Terminology Ref RB115 .C85 2004
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book Ref RC 81 .M473 2003.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy Ref RC 55. M



You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions” or click here for an online tutorial.

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. This database features abstracts and indexing for approximately 850 journals and is updated on a daily basis.

Health Source Consumer Edition is one of the richest collections of consumer health information available to libraries providing information on many medical and health related topics. This database features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals and is updated on a daily basis.

CINAHL is the premier index to journals in the nursing and allied health field. Full-text articles are available for many citations through VIVA.

MEDLINE (PubMed) is a specialized medical database that indexes journals in the medical field. This is a citation only database with some full text articles available through VIVA’s Online Journal Locator service.

OVID Nursing Journals allows one to search articles from scholarly nursing and medical journals. Full-text access to approximately 250 nursing journals is included.

PsychInfo indexes books, journals, reports, dissertations on psychology and related fields such as nursing and pharmacology. Includes links to some full-text articles.

Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

AltHealth Watch offers full-text articles on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.



Allnurses.com is a commercial site that includes nursing care plans, material tailored to students, nursing magazines and online journals, career opportunities, and links to nursing schools, hospitals, state boards, nursing organizations, and shopping.

Centers for Disease Control
The official site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An excellent site for statistics and
health/safety related issues.

MayoClinic is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and dedicated to patient education. This site includes disease information and prevention, drug information, nutrition, health topics and current issues and web resources.

MedlinePlus brings you reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand from the National Institutes of Health.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy

National Center for Health Statistics compiles statistical information on America ’s health.

PDR Health (Physician’s Desk Reference)

PubMed for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites>

Science.gov (Health & Medicine) provides authoritative health and medical information from U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

WebMD provides consumer-focused healthcare information through WebMD Health as well as clinical information from medical journals, medical conferences, and other integrated medical resources within their Medscape link.

If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance
finding additional information, please
Ask a Librarian.