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Nursing: A Guide to McFarlin Library Resources: Books & More

This Nursing Research Guide will introduce you to the sources available at McFarlin Library for conducting research in the Nursing and Allied Health field.

Location of Nursing Books

Most of the nursing books are located on the south end of the Intermediate Level in McFarlin Library's west wing.

Nursing books (and other health sciences books) have call numbers beginning with the letter "R". The letters and numbers that follow indicate the specific subject area. For example:

  • RT1-120: Nursing
  • RT89-120: Specialties in Nursing
  • RE: Ophthalmology
  • RE88: Ophthalmic nursing
  • RJ: Pediatrics
  • RJ245-247: Pediatric nursing

Please don't hesitate to visit the Reference Desk if you need assistance in locating a book.

Summon Quick Search for Books

ProQuest Ebook Central

Ebook Central

ProQuest's Ebook Central has over 200,000 academic ebooks from a variety of publishers on a wide range of topics and disciplines.  You may read the ebooks in your browser or check them out and download them for offline reading on your laptop, tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

HINT: To search for an exact title, enclose the title in quotation marks: for example, "Diplomat in Carpet Slippers"

If you need assistance in using the ProQuest ebooks, please consult ProQuest's Ebook Central LibGuide which provides detailed instructions, including tutorials on using the online reader, and how to download ebooks.  You may also contact the McFarlin Library Research Dept.  The librarians will be happy to help!

Look for More Books

Can't find what you need at McFarlin? Use these resources to locate books that may be available online or from other libraries. If you find a book you want:

  1. Check Summon to be sure McFarlin doesn't have it
  2. Then go to the Interlibrary Loan Department and request a copy