This subject guide contains a non-inclusive list of resources not only housed in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, but also electronic sources, some of which may be accessed from off campus. It is designed to serve as a starting point for research on nursing and other medical topics.
Library of Congress Classification Headings
Medicine books can be found under the “R” heading in the stacks. For a more detailed breakdown of the headings, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline . Nursing materials can be found under the “RT” subheading. You can search the Pfeiffer Library online book catalog here.
Select Reference Books
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, Ref. R121 .D73 1988
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health, Ref. R121 .M65 1997
Physician’s Desk Reference, Ref. RS75 .P5 2007
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Ref. RC55 .M4 2006
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR, Ref. RC455.2 .C4 D536 2000
Anatomy of the Human Body, Ref. QM23.2 .G73 1973
Professional Guide to Diseases, Ref. RT65 .P69 2001
Electronic Books on Credo Reference
Refer to the Tutorials page for tips on how to search in particular databases.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
A database providing full text of more than 750 nursing and health journals. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
A database providing nearly 550 full text journals in the medical field. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A service from the U.S. National Library of Medicine including over 18,000,000 citations from MEDLINE and other medical journals.
A database indexing over 19,000 medical sources. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A publisher of 207 peer-reviewed open source science, technology, and medical journals. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A database offering free full-text nursing journals. Note that not all the content on the site is available in full-text, or for free. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Journal of Pediatric Health Nursing
Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
WJNR: Western Journal of Nursing Research
A website with a variety of nursing resources. Some content may require free registration.
Animated videos showing the anatomy of a variety of body parts and organs from MedlinePlus.
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