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Find Internet Resources

The following are some selected Internet Resources in the field of Nursing.

Nurse Practitioners

NP Web: A Primary Care Homepage for Nurse Practitioners

Presented by the Department of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire


American Cancer Society


The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Resource Center, includes descriptions of various cancers, diagnostic tests, and treatments. Recipient of numerous Web awards.

Grant Information

National Institute of Nursing Research at Community of Science

A searchable database for NINR grants.

The Foundation Center

Information clearinghouse to help grantseekers, grantmakers, and others better understand the foundation field.


Contains full text legislation, Congressional Record, and links to various legislative documents and sites.

Special Mention

American Association of the History of Nursing

American Nurses Association

Center for Evidence Based Medicine

Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership


Database Searching

Print Sources

Find Additional Print Nursing Reference Sources

The following sources can be found on the main level of the Wolfgram Memorial Library in the Reference Area. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.


REF RT41.N869
Nursing Studies Index 1900-1959. 4 Vols.
Bibliography arranged by subject for the years 1900-1959.

Almanacs, Dictionaries, Directories

REF RA977.A6
American Hospital Association Guide to the Health Care Field

DESK REF R121 .D73
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Comprehensive but concise definitions and short discussions of medical, anatomical, and related terminology.


REF RT51.B78
The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
Nursing practice categorized and arranged into sections on Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, Maternity, and Pediatric Nursing

Nursing Research
(see also the subject guide on "Tests and Evaluations")

Instruments for Use in Nursing Education Research
A compilation of test instruments that have used nursing research to assess attitudes, skills, competency, etc relative to the nursing field.

REF Z5814.E9
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Extensive coverage of published standardized tests including factual information as well as critical reviews.

REF BF176.T419
Test Critiques
Reviews of frequently used psychological, education, and business tests including description, use, technical aspects, critiques, and references.

Pharmacology & Drugs

Physicians' Desk Reference
Extensive description of prescription drugs with manufacturers index, brand and generic name index, product category index, and product identification guide with color plates showing pills.

Nursing Education

REF RT1.N34 no. 15-1310
Baccalaureate and master's degree programs in Nursing Accredited by the NLN
Tabulation of schools granting undergraduate and graduate degrees, arranged alphabetically by state and institution.

REF RT79.P48
Peterson's Guide to Nursing Programs
Brief to in-depth descriptions of nursing programs throughout the United States and Canada

Biographical Information

REF RT34 .D53
Dictionary of American Nursing Biography

RT34 .A44 (2 vols.)
American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary



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    What You'll Find in This Guide

    This guide is designed to provide a basic orientation to resources and services available through the University Libraries.  Click on the tabs above or the links below to explore the pages in this guide and to find out more about these topics:

    Getting Started: guide to key tools and resources.

    Finding Books: locating and getting copies of useful books.

    About Articles: they are not all created equal.

    Searching for Articles: Identifying the articles that you need.

    Obtaining Articles: getting copies of the articles you need.

    APA/Refworks: Use APA style in your research papers.

    Web Evaluation: Criteria for evaluating the quality of the information you find on the Web.


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