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NS310: Foundations of Research for Evidence Based Practice

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

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

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