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Nursing Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Registered Nursing Program at TCC

Scope: Study and practice of nursing.

Call number areas to browse:
RT (Nursing), RB (Pathology), RC (Internal medicine, including Psychiatry and Geriatrics), RD99 (Surgical nursing), RG (Gynecology and Obstetrics), RJ (Pediatrics), RM (Therapeutics and Pharmacology)

Keywords to search: nurses, nursing

Subjects to search (Library of Congress):
Nurses, Nursing, Communication in nursing, Maternity nursing, Nursing--Mathematics, Nursing assessment, Nursing care plans, Nursing diagnosis, Pediatric nursing, Pharmaceutical arithmetic, Psychiatric nursing, Public health nursing, Surgical nursing, Transcultural nursing

Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
E-books from Ovid (r)
Nursing e-books from NetLibrary (r)

Current Journal Subscriptions (print format):

American Journal of Nursing     

Computers, Informatics, Nursing (CIN)

Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Journal of Nursing Education

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing

Nurse Educator


Nursing Clinics of North America

Nursing Ethics


Library Resources (r): 

Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness and includes more than 180 international journals and reports, as well as pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the standard index to nursing journals, with links to the full text of some articles.

Consumer Health Complete convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Your Journals@Ovid limits your search to the only the full-text journals available through Ovid.

Journals@Ovid includes nursing journals, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Rank results by relevance using ReleMed Search Engine.

PsycArticles is a definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

PsycINFO indexes journals, reports, dissertations, and books on psychology and related fields. Includes links to some full-text articles.

Internet Resources: 

Online Nursing Degree Programs from AcademicInfo links to Internet guides, educations programs, and other resources for nurses.

Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use (from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine) provides links to resource guides, periodicals, standards, and organizations

Nursing Research Guide (from VCU library)  Resources on care plans, cultural competence, ethics, critical thinking, evaluating information, nursing theory, and evidence-based practice.

Internet Resources for Nursing & Nursing Students from C&RL News, April 2006 (College & Research Libraries News)

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library for Healthcare Professionals is a guide to the pathophysiology, etiology, evaluation, and treatment of most diseases and disorders.

Hardin MD Medical Pictures/Disease Pictures  Links to medical pictures on the Web.

Evidence-Based Nursing: Guides and Tools (from McGill University Health Centre)  Evidence-based nursing tools

Student Nurse Information Center (sponsored by Nursing Options USA) offers schools, formulas and conversions, just for fun, state boards of nursing

Virginia Board of Nursing 

Other Useful Subject Guides:

Health Portal Evidence-Based Practice
Addiction Geriatrics/Gerontology
Bioethics Health Statistics
Cancer Nutrition
Cardiology Pediatrics
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Psychology
Death and Dying Surgery
Environmental Health and Toxicology