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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 2100 - Pathophysiology

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Mariela Hristova
Associate Professor, Nursing Librarian

Available for research consultations by appointment. Consultations are virtual in Google Meet.

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Finding books, articles and more
START by exploring Library OneSearch (includes books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers) located at the top of all library webpages. 

*Try search your terms, remember to put pharsed in quotes such as "strep throat" AND prevention.  You can limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review or to books/ebooks to find general background information. 

**View entire list of Nursing related databases
Finding information
To look up definitions, gerneral and patient information use:

Unrestricted Resource MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in plain language. An excellent source for patient information.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff STAT!Ref
STAT!Ref is a cross-searchable collection of electronic resources for healthcare professionals.

For research and trade journal articles and care plans use: 
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete
The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) is a full-text database for nursing and allied health journals from 1937 to present. Includes access to scholarly journal articles, dissertations, magazines, pamphlets, evidence-based care sheets, books, and research instruments. How to Export to RefWorks
Credible websites
Madara, B., & Pomarico-Denino, V. (2008). Pathophysiology (2nd ed.). Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Nair, M., & Peate, I. (2013). Fundamentals of applied pathophysiology: An essential guide for nursing and healthcare students (2nd ed.). Ames, Iowa: Wiley-Blackwell.
Corwin, E. J. (2008). Handbook of pathophysiology (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Madara, B. (2008). Obstetric and pediatric pathophysiology. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Price, S. A., & Wilson, L. M. (2003). Pathophysiology: Clinical concepts of disease processes (6th ed.). St. Louis, Mo: Mosby.
McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (2006). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.
Pathophysiology: A 2-in-1 reference for nurses. (2005). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Citation Tools
Kresge Library subcriptions include free access for the OU community to RefWorks, a web-based citation management system.

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Original Author
This guide was originally created by Julia Rodriguez, Associate Professor at Kresge Library.

Julia Rodriguez is currently the Health Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian. From 2008 to 2020, her professional focus also included serving as the nursing librarian and this content is the result of that work.


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