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Graduate Nursing: Reference Books

Library resources to support research and evidence-based practice in the ELMSN, MSN, FNP, and DNP programs

Reference Books for Nursing

The ebooks linked below are popular reference books for nursing. They give a big-picture view of their topics, like: 

  • Historical overview of a subject or topic
  • Explanation of theory
  • Background information on a subject
  • A broad analysis of a topic

This list is just a sample. We have hundreds more in print and ebook format. 

If you're looking for books on a different topic, check the library catalog search at the bottom of this page. Use a very general search term, filter to book, and filter to recently-published items. If you need help, ask a librarian!

Nursing Theory Books

Print Books
Ebooks

Library Catalog

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When to Use What Resources

Books are discoverable in the library catalog and located in the library or online.

Books are the best source to find information that is:

  • Historical overview of a subject or topic
  • Explanation of theory
  • Background information on a subject
  • A broad analysis of a topic

Articles are discoverable in the library catalog and located in the library or online

Articles are the best source to find information that is:

  • Current research (even though it may be incomplete)
  • Narrow analysis of a singular topic
  • Original research

Smart Googling 

The internet is best used to locate the following types of information:

  • Current news and events
  • Statistics
  • Current and ongoing educational studies

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