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Nursing: Books

WIU Library Resource Guide for Nursing

Searching in the Library Stacks

Nursing books located in the Malpass Library stacks are on the sixth floor in the R section. Most nursing books are in the RT section, but there are some exceptions. Reference books are located on the main (2nd) floor of the library near the reference desk. They are in Library of Congress call number order; nursing books can generally be found in the RT section, though some categories, such as Pharmacology (which is in the RM section), are in other areas. Below are the general categories within the R section:

R     Medicine (General)
RA   Public aspects of medicine
RB   Pathology
RC   Internal Medicine
RD   Surgery
RE   Opthamology
RF   Ear, Nose, and Throat
RG   Gynecology and Obstetrics
RJ   Pediatrics
RK   Dentristry
RL   Dermatology
RM  Therapurics. Pharmacology
RS   Pharmacy and materia medica
RT   Nursing
RV   Botanic, Thompsonian, and eclectic medicine
RX   Homeopathy
RZ   Other systems of medicine


Nursing Textbooks

Some books are in the library stacks and can be  checked out. Other books may be on reserve. These books can be checked out for a two hour period in the library. Below is a list of textbook. Use the books search to find title location.

Clinical nursing skills & techniques / Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter ; section editor, Wendy Ostendorf.

Conceptual foundations : the bridge to professional nursing practice / [edited by] Joan L. Creasia, Barbara J. Parker.

Essentials of nursing research : appraising evidence for nursing practice / Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck.

Fundamentals of nursing / Patricia A. Potter, Anne Griffin Perry ; section editors, Amy Hall, Patricia A. Stockert.

Mosby’s dictionary of medicine, nursing & health professions.

Mosby’s manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests / Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana.

NANDA, NOC, and NIC linkages : nursing diagnoses, outcomes, & interventions / editors, Marion Johnson ... [et al.].

Pathophysiology : concepts of altered health states / [edited by] Carol Mattson Porth, Glenn Matfin.

Physical examination & health assessment / Carolyn Jarvis ; original illustrations by Pat Thomas ; assessment photographs by Kevin Strandberg.

Policy & politics in nursing and health care / [editors] Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, Mary W. Chaffee.

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th edition second printing.

Transcultural health care : a culturally competent approach / [edited by] Larry D. Purnell, Betty J. Paulanka.

Clinical decision-making study guide for Medical-surgical nursing : patient-centered collaborative care / Donna D. Ignatavicius ... [et al.].

Foundations of nursing research / Rose Marie Nieswiadomy.

Maternal child nursing care / Shannon E. Perry ... [et al.].

Medical-surgical nursing : patient-centered collaborative care / [edited by] Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman.

Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge / [edited by] Dee McGonigle, Kathleen Mastrian

Pharmacology for nursing care / Richard A. Lehne

Psychiatric mental health nursing : concepts of care in evidence-based practice / Mary C. Townsend.

Theoretical basis for nursing / [edited by] Melanie McEwen, Evelyn M. Wills.

Transcultural concepts in nursing care / Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle.

Winningham and Preusser’s critical thinking cases in nursing : medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric case studies / [edited by] Barbara A. Preusser.