Consumer Health Information ~
Books, web sites, and other materials such as "magazines and newsletters
written for the public or general consumers of health information." (From
Magazines for Libraries by Bill Katz and Linda Sternberg Katz.
9th ed. New Providence, New Jersey: R.R. Bowker, 1997. p. 915.)
Consumer Health USA, Reference
PDR Family Guide to Prescription
Drugs, Reference R615.1 P111
Patient's Guide to Medical
Tests, Reference R616.075 S454p
Fibromyalgia Network (a
Alzheimer's Association Newsletter
AIDS Treatment News (a
~ Consumer-level medical information.
Newspapers ~ Search the Chicago Tribune, New York Times,
and other newspapers.
Professional Literature ~ Information
written for health care professionals. Coverage includes nursing, medical,
and professional topics, as well as related issues such as public health
and health policy.
Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide,
Reference R 615 L765nd
Professional Guide to Diseases,
Reference R 616 P964 1998
Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and
Allied Health Dictionary, Reference R 610.3 M894 1998
American Journal of Nursing
Cancer Nursing (a periodical/journal)
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic
& Neonatal Nursing (a periodical/journal)
Nursing Outlook (a periodical/journal)
One kind of professional literature. "A journal for
which manuscripts submitted by potential contributors are evaluated by
at least one subject specialist in addition to the editor prior to acceptance
for publication. Synonymous with refereed." (From Hypertext Library
Lingo: A Dictionary of Library and Information Science (www.wcsu.edu/library/library_lingo.html),
10/21/99.) See also Distinguishing
Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals.
Illinet Online is the library's catalog
that tells you what the library owns such as books, journals, cd's,
videos, dvd's, etc.
To search for information about a nursing
theorist using Illinet Online, try these steps.
1. Choose Guided Keyword Search
2. Type in the name of the theorist
in the first box, and press the Search button.
3. Look through the list of results
(if there are any results), and see if any of the books or other materials
appear to be helpful to you.
4. If this doesn't get you good results,
or gets you unhelpful results, try a broader search, such as...
5. Still on the Guided Keyword Search
page, try typing something like nursing theorists, or nursing theory,
then choose Subject Words in the Search By box. Then press Search.
6. The question mark, ?, will allow
you to search more efficiently. Instead of doing separate searches
in different terms like nursing theory or nursing theorists or nurse
theory, etc., you can search for all of these at once with a search
The question marks tell Illinet to find
any word beginning with the letters before it, but to not care about
the letters afterward. So... the search above would find any items
in the library with the following words:
7. When you find these general books
on nursing theory or theorists, you will need to look in the book's
index for the name of the theorist you are researching. You may have
to look in several books if your theorist is less famous than some
Analysis Paper Assignment
Popular Sources of Health Information
(newspapers, magazines, television)
Information on Health Issues
The Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health database provides
coverage of the literature related to nursing and allied health. Virtually
all English-language publications are indexed along with the publications
of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing.
Selected journals are also indexed in the areas of consumer health and
biomedicine. Some full text.
To access CINAHL from off campus, go to Articles
and Databases and choose ProQuest under Database Interfaces.
On the next screen, click on the button titled "Collections"
and choose CINAHL. You may also need to look at Accessing
Library Resources from Off Campus
How do I find out if the Elmhurst College Library
has the periodical I need?
How can I order
a photocopy of an article I can't find at Elmhurst College?
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Most nursing books will be
in the 610-618 call number area on the upper floor of the
Reference Books (books you
can use only in the library) ~ Main floor, south end. Most nursing
books are in the 610-618 area here, too.
Call numbers 000-299 ~ Lower
Call numbers 300-999 ~ Upper
(popular magazines like Time and Newsweek, and journals
like the Journal of Pediatric Nursing and the Journal of
Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing.)
Current issues ~ Main floor,
Past issues ~ Lower level in
bound volumes or microfilm
Majority of periodicals (lots
of nursing) ~ Alphabetical
List of Journals and Magazines Available Online.
(videos, cd's, dvd's, etc.) ~ Ask at the circulation desk (near
the front door).
Ask at the Reference Desk/Blue Glitter Lamp Desk on the northeast
side of the main floor.