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Nursing and Health Science: Reference Sources



Point-of-care reference tool for answering clinical questions. Contains clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics.

Mobile access instructions.

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Merck Index Online

Merck Index Online

Authoritative information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.

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Welcome to Nursing Theories A - Z

Brief definitions of nursing theories & models.


Patient Education Handouts

Produced by there are over 100 different patient
handouts available on a number of topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

More than 80 encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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MedTerms Medical Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Brief medical essays on classical and contemporary medical terms.



Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Evidence Reports

Contains research reviews of many health care/medical topics.


Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses

Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient care—not only in the hospital or ambulatory treatment facility, but also of community-based care and the care performed by family members. Nurses need know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance patient outcomes. To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has prepared this comprehensive, 1,400-page, handbook for nurses on patient safety and quality.


Evidence Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses

Developed by librarians at Penn State University, the aim of this tutorial is to walk you through the 4 basic steps of evidence based practice.



Medical Encyclopedia
Created by the A.D.A.M Corporation with content reviewed by physicians.

Medical Dictionary
Online version of Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary

Health Topics
Consumer guide to medical diseases and conditions. Jointly produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference

Over 200 reference sources including:

Concise Medical Dictionary
An A-Z of Medicinal Drugs
A Dictionary of Nursing
A Dictionary of Psychology

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Sage Reference Online

SAGE Knowledge

Nearly 300 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics
5 volumes

Covers healthcare ethics in all its aspects, including fertility and reproduction, genetics, pediatrics, public health, mental health, human subjects and animal research, bioterrorism, organ donation and transplant, death and dying, and healthcare access. Includes cross-cultural approaches, comparative religious and philosophical ethics, and global perspectives.

Call Number:
Ref QH332 . E52 2004

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Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Clinical information on diseases and disorders.

Call Number:
Ref RC55 .M4 1999

Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor