Chances are you'll primarily use journal articles for your research. However, books can be useful as well, for instance when doing research on the history of the profession, or if you're looking for information in a textbook.
To find books in our library, search the Library Catalog - you can also search directly via the search box on the library's homepage.
When you find books that look useful, write down the Collection & the Call Number.
General Collection, call numbers A - PQ are on the Third Floor
General Collection, call numbers PR - Z are on the Second (Main) Floor
Oversize are on the Third Floor, Beck Hall side
Reference are on the Second (Main) Floor, Beck Hall side
Browsing are on the Second (Main) Floor near the entrance
Young Adult & Children's Books are on the First Floor
AV materials (DVDs, etc) are on the First Floor
Once you are in the right area, signs on the sides of the shelves will direct you further. The system is a little tricky to figure out at first, so don't hesitate to ask for directions at the Information Desk (main floor of the library).
Browse the shelves when you find a useful book. Books are shelved according to topic, so chances are you'll find other relevant books nearby.
You can (and should) also search for books in other libraries. To do this, use the advanced search in the library catalog. Scroll down to select "Libraries WorldWide."
Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the field of nursing.
BF -- Psychology
HQ -- Family; marriage; women; sexuality; children
Q -- Science - General
QD -- Chemistry
QM -- Human Anatomy
QP -- Physiology
QR -- Microbiology
R -- Medicine - General
RA -- Public aspects of medicine
RB -- Pathology
RC -- Internal medicine
RD -- Surgery
RJ -- Pediatrics
RM -- Therapeutics; pharmacology
RT -- Nursing