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NURS 2250: Dimensions of Professional Nursing - Pomarico

Background Sources

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks

Reference tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are good places to start your research because they provide an overview of the topic as well as keywords, dates, and facts.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks  

A Dictionary of Nursing (e-Book!)

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing
Ref. RT21 .G353 2002 V.1-V.5

Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research
Ref. RT81.5 .P69 2006

Physician's Desk Reference
Ref. RS75 .P5 62nd ED. 2008

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Ref. RC55 .M4 18TH ED. 2006

American Nursing Biographical Dictionary (Ebook)

Tips: Try looking at the bibliography at the end of the entry for a list of other sources such as relevant journal articles and books. When you have found books on your topic, look at the books on the shelf nearby to see if they are related to your topic.

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