Please consult the OPALS catalog or ask a librarian for help locating these items. Collection includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Books for the Nursing program can be found in the online catalog, OPALS, by title, author, or subject/keyword. If you would like to browse by section, they can generally be found in the following areas on the shelves:
Nursing Reference Center - conditions and diseases, patient education, labs and diagnostics, drug and reference information, e-books including Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Nursing Diagnosis Manual, and evidence-based care sheets.
SALEM Health - online access to Salem Press’ reference set, Magill’s Medical Guide.
There are large numbers of health-related websites on the Internet, but it can be difficult to tell what is reliable.
We hope this list will lead you to free, helpful and accurate health information – both for your studies here and for personal use.
We have also included some of the print and database resources available through the library.
GOVERNMENT HEALTH RESOURCES
Pubmed - articles, non-governmental resources, and full-text of some books
Pubmed Central – free archive of biomedical and life sciences journals
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - public health, images, statistics
https://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/ - data and statistics by topic terms
https://data.cdc.gov/ - central database for data relating to CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/surveillancepractice/ - information about the collection, analysis, and use of data to target public health prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/data-research/ - gateway to all things related to public health statistics
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ - National Center for Health Statistics is the nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing data to identify and address health issues
Healthfinder - directory of health-related websites (government, non-profit, and educational)
Healthy People 2020 - interactive data tool allows users to explore data and technical information
Medline Plus - accurate, student-friendly pictures, tutorials, medical encyclopedia
National Institute of Health – consumer health information.
National Guideline Clearinghouse – a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Data Sources - includes individual county/town statistics relating to public health
Mayo Clinic – reliable health information
Nursing Theory Page - information about nursing theorists and their models
AJN: American Journal of Nursing
Holistic Nursing Practice
Imprint (professional magazine for nursing students)
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing