Nursing and Allied Health Resources

Faculty and Students – When asked for a username and password, use your myTC log-on to access library resources.

Tutorial:  How to Search the Online Catalog for Print Books in the Library

Tutorial:  How to Search for Electronic Books through the Library Database

 Suggested Databases

Video Tutorial – How to search the Nursing and Allied Health Databases

Academic Search Complete – Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary article database that also encompasses the nursing and allied health disciplines.

CINAHL with Full Text - CINAHL with Full Text is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL.  This database also provides indexing for more than 3000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association, CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, comsumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals, and book chapters.

Films On Demand - a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere, 24/7.  Click here for an excel spreadsheet list of titles in the health collection.

Health Reference Center Academic - Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters, and select consumer health info9rmation sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition - Updated daily, Health Source Nursing Academic Edition provides covereage for nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines.  Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.  In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs.

MedlineEBSCO Interface - provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more.     

PubMed Interface - PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from Medline, life science journals, and online books.

Medline Plus - Medline Plus is the National Institute of Health’s Website for patients and their families and friends.  Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.  Medline Plus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

National Library of Medicine – The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.


 Examples of Print Reference Sources Located in the Palmer Memorial Library

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health - PML Reference
RT21 .G353 2006

Mosby’s Guide to Nursing Diagnosis – PML Reference
Call Number:  RT48.6 .L33 2011

Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing for the NCLEX-RN Examination – PML Reference
Call Number:  RT55 .M64 2009

Nursing Care Plans:  Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes – PML Reference
Call Number:  RT49 .N87 2011

Swearingen’s Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing:  A Care Planning Resource - PML Reference
Call Number:  RT51 .M365 2011

 Examples of Sources from the Main Collection (these materials circulate)

Chart Smart:  The A-to-Z Guide to Better Nursing Documentation
Call Number:  RT50 .C487 2011

Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Acute and Critical Care:  A Thinking-in-Action Approach
RT120 .I5 B46 2011

Nursing Students’ Guide to Clinical Success
RT73 .P39 2011

Nutrition Essentials for Nursing Practice
Call Number:  RM216 .D8627 2010

Professional Nursing:  Concepts and Challenges
Call Number:  RT82 .P755 2011

 Electronic Books from Ebrary          Search Ebrary

Expertise in Nursing Practice:  Caring, Clinical Judgement and Ethics by Patricia E. Brenner, Christine A. Tanner, and Catherine A. Chesla

Notes on Nightingale:  The Influence and Legacy of  Nursing Icon by S.A. Nelson and Anne M. Rafferty

Nursing Leadership:  A Concise Encyclopedia published by Springer

Person-Centered Nursing:  Theory and Practice by Brendon McCormack and Tanya McCance

Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing  by Catherine Fogel and Nancy Woods

 Electronic Books from EBSCOhost          Search EBSCOhost Books

Fundamentals of Nursing:  Standards and Practice  by Sue DeLavre and Patricia Ladner

Nursing Care Plans:  Guidelines for Individualizing Client Care Across the Life Span by Doenges, et al

Nursing Diagnosis Manual:  Planning, Individualizing, and Documenting Client Care by Doenges, et al

Nursing Ethics:  A Virtue-based Approach by Alan Armstrong

Nursing Experience:  Trends, Challenges, and Transitions by Lucille A. Joel and Lucie Young