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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Geriatric Nursing RA564.8, RC933, RC952-RC954.4, HQ1061 Medical Records KF3827, R697, R864, RA976, RT50 Nurses’ Aides RT73.5, RT84
Nursing Assessment & Diagnosis RC76, RT48-RT48.6 Nursing Care Plans RC440, RT49 Nursing Ethics RT85, RT86.73
Nursing Mathematics RS57, RT68 Pediatric Nursing RJ245, RJ365, RJ370 Transcultural Nursing RT86.54, RT23

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The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Handbook on Injectable Drugs REF RM143 .T74 2011
All-in-One Care Planning Resource: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity, & Psychiatric Nursing Care Plans REF RT49 .A45 2008
Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis REF RT48.6 .C385 2010
An Introduction to Human Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations REF RB112 .C76 2010
Find More

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Nursing, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Nursing" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing RT120 .E4 S355 2010
Community Health Care Nursing RT98 .C6315 2009
Our Unsystematic Health Care System RA395 .A3 B827 2012
Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care RC440 .H58 2011

Find More Maternity Nursing Find More Nursing Practice Find More Nursing Mathematics (Calculations)


To search the Library Catalog for books about Nursing, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Nursing" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Communication Skills for Adult Nurses EBSCO eBook
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health EBSCO eBook
Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice netLibrary eBook
Nurses! Test Yourself in Essential Calculation Skills EBSCO eBook

Find More Nursing Examinations Find More Nursing Handbooks Find More Spirituality in Nursing


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Nursing or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Nursing" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Physical Examination & Health Assessment RC76 .J37 2007
How Illnesses Present in the Elderly RC953 .H69 2008
CPR: A Guide for Healthcare Workers RC87.9 .C67 2011
Meeting Your First Patient RT86.3 .M43 2006

Find More Nursing Skills Find More Medical Records Find More Human Anatomy


To search the Library Catalog for books about Nursing, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Nursing" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Home Healthcare Nurse Periodicals Collection
JONA’s Healthcare Law, Ethics & Regulation Periodicals Collection
Journal of Community Health Nursing Periodicals Collection
Journal of Emergency Nursing Periodicals Collection
Journal of Infusion Nursing Periodicals Collection
Journal of Professional Nursing Periodicals Collection
The New England Journal of Medicine Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

CINAHL Plus Major full-text database in Nursing and Allied Health, with over 560 journals, and more than 600,000 articles dating back to 1937.
Films On Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
Health Reference Center Academic Full-text from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health sources: journals, reference books, pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition Full text from some 550 scholarly medical journals, plus citations and abstracts from 850 others.
MedlinePlus Medical research; National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database with Medical Subject Headings. No full text.
STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.
Academic Search Complete Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) ahrq.gov
American Academy of Nursing aannet.org
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses aacn.org/DM/MainPages/AACNHomePage.aspx?pageid=1
American Nurses Association nursingworld.org
American Nurses Credentialing Center nursecredentialing.org
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service napnes.org/drupal-7.4
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners napnap.org/index.aspx
National League for Nursing nln.org
Texas Board of Nursing bne.state.tx.us
HESI & NCLEX Practice Tests testprepreview.com/nclex_practice.htm
Drug Digest (drug info) drugdigest.org/wps/portal/ddigest
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cdc.gov
The Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html
U.S. National Institutes of Health nih.gov
U.S. National Library of Medicine nlm.nih.gov

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: http://www.lonestar.edu/nursing-dept.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Manijeh Azhang Scott, Director Manijeh.A.Scott@lonestar.edu 936.273.7350 B120-G
Carol Girocco, ADN Professor Carol.S.Girocco@lonestar.edu 936.273.7339 B100-L
Janet Harris, VN Professor & VN Coordinator Janet.L.Harris@lonestar.edu 936.271.6140 B100-C
Julie Harless, Faculty Adviser Julie.Harless@lonestar.edu 936.273.7029


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