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LIBRARY GUIDE TO NRS 4571 - Nursing Synthesis

Where to start
START by exploring Library OneSearch (includes books, ebooks, academic journals, newspapers).

*Try search terms like "ethical considerations" AND  nursing (you don't need to type of the word AND) and use facets on left to narrow by source type - choose " Limit to articles from scholarly publications, including peer-review"
Finding information
To look up definitions, general 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

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Medline via Web of Science
MEDLINE is the premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It contains over 20 million records of journal articles in the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine. Coverage: 1950-present. How to export to RefWorks

*View entire list of Nursing related databases
Library Contact
Picture: Mariela Hristova

Mariela Hristova
Associate Professor, Nursing Librarian

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

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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.
Selection of relevant books
Certifications and licenses

Brorsen, A. J., & Rogelet, K. R. (2012). Pediatric CCRN certification review. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Brorsen, A. J., & Rogelet, K. R. (2014). PCCN certification review (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Mosack, V. (2011). Psychiatric nursing certification review guide for the generalist and advanced practice: Psychiatric and mental health nurse (3rd ed.). Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 

Irwin, B. J., Yock, P. A., & Burckhardt, J. A. (2010). NCLEX-PN strategies for the practical nursing licensing exam (2010-2011 ed.). New York, NY: Kaplan Pub.    

Treas, L. S., Hauschildt, J., & Fauber-Moore, P. (2005). Registered nurse nursing care of children review module (6th ed.). Overland Park, KS: Assessment Technologies.

Nursing Ethics

Davis, A. J. (1997). Ethical dilemmas and nursing practice (4th ed.). Stamford, Conn: Appleton & Lange.

Bishop, A. H., & Scudder, J. R. (2001). Nursing ethics: Holistic caring practice (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.    

Seedhouse, D., & NetLibrary, I. (2000). Practical nursing philosophy: The universal ethical code. New York: John Wiley.

Fry, S. T., Veatch, R. M., & Taylor, C. (2011). Case studies in nursing ethics (2nd ed.). Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett.    
Citation Tools
Kresge Library subcriptions include free access for the OU community to RefWorks, a web-based citation management system.

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