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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

EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Search EBSCO eBooks

The EBSCOhost eBook Collection brings you tens of thousands of recent electronic books (eBooks) and is designed and engineered with the latest technology to help you find the exact information you need simply and quickly. You can search for a particular book by title, author, or keyword or search the content of individual titles.  You can also browse the collection by broad subject area, such as "Business & Economics", "Sciences", "Literature & Criticism", etc.

You may read the EBSCOhost ebooks online or download them to your PC or ereader.

If you need assistance in using the EBSCO ebooks, please consult the EBSCO Ebooks Support Center which provides detailed instructions.  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