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Nursing LibGuide: Basic Resources

Resources for nursing students.

Welcome

Whether you're starting your nursing classes, preparing for the NCLEX, or finishing up your capstone project - this guide will help you find resources available through the Alverno library.

Logging in from off campus? All Alverno library electronic resources are available from off campus. Use your Alverno network username and password to access our resources from off campus.

Tutorials and Videos

Not sure where to start?

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Click here to access a collection of nursing videos and tutorials.

Textbooks

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The library has a collection of textbooks in the main reading room that are available for checkout. Please return textbooks on time, overdue fines will not be forgiven.

Not finding your textbook in the library? Try an ebook search to see if there's a copy online.

Finding Books

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Use the TOPCAT search box to find Alverno Library books. You can also use TOPCAT to search for and request books from other libraries in the SWITCH consortium.

To find Alverno electronic books (e-books), use the Ebooks search box located on the library home page or click here to begin your search.

Finding Journal Articles

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To find articles on a topic:
Start by visiting Databases by Subject for Healthcare to find scholarly articles on a variety of health and biomedical topics. These databases are recommended:

  • PubMed MEDLINE
  • ScienceDirect
  • Cochrane Library
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text

To find an article when you have a citation:
Visit the library's home page and use the Google Scholar "Articles" search box to search the content of Alverno databases as well as the "free" web. Enter the article title into the Google Scholar search box and look for the full text links on the right side of the page. Not finding what you need? Use TOPCAT, Alverno's eJournal portal, or Interlibrary Loan to obtain a copy of your article.

Finding Websites

Anybody can and anybody will post anything online...

So, how do you find the good stuff? By visiting the library's Best Websites for Healthcare which features sites that are recommended by Alverno librarians.

Not finding what you need? Visit the Source Evaluation LibGuide for tips on determining the quality of information available on the open web.

TIP: Use Google's advance search feature to limit a search by domain. For example, limiting a search to .gov or .edu will only retrieve websites published by government bodies or accredited post secondary educational institutions.

Bate's Visual Guide to the Physical Examination Videos

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Alverno provides access to the 18 volumes of Bate's Visual Guide to the Physical Examination. Use your network username and password to view the videos online. Click to access volume 14: "Head to Toe Assessment (Adult)". Or, view the other Bates' videos online.

APA Moodle Course

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Students can now self-enroll in the Alverno Library's APA Moodle course. Click here to access the course. Students will be able to enroll after logging into Moodle.

These handouts are useful when filling out the NoodleTools template:
Formatting a Book Citation
Formatting a Journal Article Citation
Formatting a Webpage Citation

Course Reserves

Looking for reserve or electronic reserve items? Click here to access the course reserves portal. Enter the course number into the search box to view all items on reserve for a course.

APA Citation Tools

Looking for APA resources? Try the Citation Guide.

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Citing Sources LibGuide

Librarian

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Dolores Skowronek
Contact:
Alverno College Library
Office FO 237
(414) 382-6184

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Date Updated

7/25/19