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NS 110: Introduction to Professional Nursing - Pomarico: Background Sources

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.

Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing
Ref. RT31 .S66 1999

Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders who Changed the Path of a Profession
Ebook available here

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Healers : Midwives, Nurses, and Physicians
Ref. R692 B52 2002

American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary
Ref. RT 34 A44

Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality
RT83.5 D38 1999

Nursing History's Great Leaders : Activists of Change

Ebook available here

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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