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Library: Nursing

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 Reference Materials

Please consult the OPALS catalog or ask a librarian for help locating these items. Collection includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual
  • Magill’s Medical Guide

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:

  • 610 – Medical/Nursing
  • 611-612 – Anatomy & Physiology
  • 618.92 – Pediatrics

 Subscription Resources

CREDO Reference

  • A complete reference collection with access to full text of best reference books including images, sounds, pronunciation guidelines, concept maps, and more.


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.


  Internet Resources

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.



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 (Spanish) - data and statistics by topic terms  - central database for data relating to CDC - information about the collection, analysis, and use of data to target public health prevention - gateway to all things related to public health statistics - National Center for Health Statistics is the nation’s principal health statistics agency, providing data to identify and address health issues

Clinical Trials

Drug Information Portal

Healthfinder - directory of health-related websites (government, non-profit, and educational)  (English)  (Spanish)

Healthy People 2020 - interactive data tool allows users to explore data and technical information

Medline Plus  - accurate, student-friendly pictures, tutorials, medical encyclopedia  (English)  (Spanish)

National Institute of Health – consumer health information.  

National Guideline Clearinghouse – a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

National Institute of Nursing Research

New York State Department of Health

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