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This research guide presents recommended resources for UDC's Nursing program. 

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UDC belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

The nine member libraries share circulating materials with each other and have a common library catalog.

You can use the catalog to look for materials in all of the libraries' collections at one time, or you can limit your search to any one of the libraries.

Related Guides

The following UDC Library research guides are related to nursing and may provide additional useful information.

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Help Guides

We have created several Help Guides to help you navigate using library and information resources and tools. These guides are designed to walk you through finding what you need while offering tips, tricks, and other useful information. 

You can see a full list of our subject guides in our Index of Research Guides.

Recommended Database

Recommended Books

Browse the Stacks

If you want to browse the stacks for nursing books, you can find titles related to this topic in the call number sections below. If you need assistance finding a topic or a specific title, just ask a reference librarian for help.

QM - Human Anatomy

QP - Physiology

R - Medicine (General)

RA - Public Aspects of Medicine

RB - Pathology

RC - Internal Medicine

RG - Gynecology and Obstetrics

RJ - Pediatrics

RM - Therapeutics, Pharmacology

RT - Nursing

RX - Homeopathy

RZ - Other Systems of Medicine


When you search for articles, books, and other information, you need to use keywords. Below is a list of keywords or categories of keywords that could be used in the library databases. You can use this on their own or mix and match them to narrow your results.

  • Addiction or Specific Addictive Disorders
  • Bedside Manner
  • Cancer
  • Care Plans
  • Childbirth
  • Clinical Care
  • Critical Care
  • Disease (i.e., name of specific disease)
  • Elder Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ethics in Nursing
  • Gender Bias
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Gynecology
  • Intensive Care
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Theory
  • Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management or Pain Limits
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Quality Care
  • School Nurses
  • Sexual Health 
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Specific Medical Issue (e.g. obesity, hypertension, PTSD, stroke, cancer, etc.)
  • Specific Patient Population (e.g. women, children, infants, elders, etc.)
  • Specific Treatment Method (e.g. surgical procedures, rehabilitation, drugs, etc.)
  • Surgery or Surgical Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Trauma
  • Vaccines or Vaccination
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

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For nursing, this database includes tests, e-books, and flashcards.