On the shelf

Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing (RT31 .S66 1999)
Physician’s Desk Reference (Ref RS75 .P5)
DSM IV (Ref RC455.2 .C4 D54 1994)
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary (Ref R121 .D73 2000)
CIBA Collections (Ref QM25 .N47)
Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Ref QH332 .E52 1995)


AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.

Article Databases

Search All Library Resources
Search across (almost) all of the content that the library owns, from books in the library to article databases, online encyclopedias, and streaming video.

CINAHL Complete
Best place to start for scholarly journal articles and trade magazines related to all aspects of health and medicine, selected specifically for field of nursing. Mostly full-text.

Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content.

Health Source – Nursing/Academic edition
Another great source for scholarly info related to nursing, including info on prescription drugs and other supplements

Database of biomedical and life sciences journal articles.

Largest index of citations for scholarly journal articles in health and medicine. Some full-text.


If you’re browsing the shelves, books related to Nursing can be found in call numbers beginning with the following letters:

  • Science (General): Q
  • Human Anatomy: QM
  • Medicine (General): R
  • Nursing: RT

Library Catalog
Books at Howard Colman Library.

Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan.

Internet Resources

Healthy People 2020
Provides a framework for prevention for the nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant

Medline Plus
Comprehensive consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine.

National Center for Health Statistics
Vast array of information on health, medicine, vital statistics, immunizations, and longitudinal studies.

Nursing Center
Portal to more than 700 continuing education activities and thousands of clinical articles from about 50 leading nursing journals


Illinois Nurses Association

National Student Nursing Association