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Learn how to find books, articles and other resources related to nursing.

Researching a Nursing Topic

blue medical symbolThis guide will help you locate books, articles, and other sources that can help with your nursing research.

There are several types of sources you will want to look for in researching your nursing assignments:

  1. Print books: these resources live in the library (whether in the stacks, the reference area, or at the reserve desk) and some may be checked out for as long as four weeks.

  2. Ebooks: many reference books, nonfiction books, and fiction books can be found in electronic format.

  3. Articles: come from periodicals (newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals). The library owns some periodicals in print and gives you access to many more via our online databases.

  4. Suggested websites: credible websites for nursing information.

Looking to prepare for the TEAS or NCLEX?

Looking to prepare for the TEAS or NCLEX? PrepStep has practice questions for both.

  1. Go to PrepStep
  2. In the Find Resources search box, type in nursing
  3. Login or create an account to begin the practice tests


TIP: To search for articles about ethics, type in ethic*

The asterisk mark will allow you to find articles that mention the terms ethic, ethics, ethical, ethically, etc.