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Nursing: Find Books

Find books, research databases, journal articles, and more in the area of nursing.

Finding Books

Searching Tips

Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For “teen*” you get “teens”; “teen”; “teenager”, etc.

Locating Book Resources

Search by subject in the Boreham Library Catalog or the World Catalog using Library of Congress Subject Headings) or keywords.   Keyword searching allows use of terms that you personally select to describe a topic.  Keyword searches are effective at discovering items that might not be retrieved by a subject search.  Experiment with different types of searches or combinations to find those that are most effective.

Keyword search examples:

  • multicultural and nursing
  • nutrition and (elderly or aged)
  • palliative nursing
  • postpartum and complications

Subject Heading search examples:

  • Communication in nursing
  • Nursing Diagnosis - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Surgical nursing
  • Tuberculosis - History

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