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This guide suggests resources for research in the field of nursing and related fields.

Reference Sources

Reference sources are an excellent place to start a research project or simply learn more about a particular topic. They provide topic summaries, context, facts, and bibliographies for further reading.

Books, Ebooks

Books are great background sources.

  • Use the Kent Library catalog to find books,ebooks, streaming videos, online and print government publications, and more.
  • Expand Search to MOBIUS to locate & request books at college and university libraries throughout Missouri and beyond.
  • Directly search for and use over 130,000 ebooks in our eBook Collection database.

Search the Library's collection

Keyword searches allow you to use your own words as search terms.

Subject heading searches use Library of Congress subject headings.
Here are a couple of suggestions to try.

communication in nursing
community health nursing
family nursing
intensive care nursing
nursing assessment
nursing care plans
nursing diagnosis
nursing ethics
nursing law and legislation
primary nursing
psychiatric nursing
rural nursing
surgical nursing