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
Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse - The Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse is a resource for community health planners, practitioners, and policy developers.
New York State Health Assessment 2018 - The Department of Health has completed its state health assessment and used the information to develop the updated Prevention Agenda for 2019-2024.
New York State Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS) - The New York State Community Health Indicator Reports (CHIRS) were developed in 2012, and are annually updated to consolidate and provide information regarding health indicators in the County Health Assessment Indicators (CHAI) for all communities in New York.
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