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Medicine and Nursing Reference Items

The following are recommended Reference titles available from Steely Library

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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research
REF RT 81.5.E53 2006
Written by the world's leading authorities in nursing research, this volume presents key terms and concepts in nursing research comprehensively explained by expert contributors.
Nursing Theorists and their Work
REF RT 84.5N9 2006
In-depth descriptions and analyses of 31 specific nursing theories. Each chapter outlines and summarizes the theory's most significant ideas, with content-specific vocabulary. Extensive references and bibliography.
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
REF RC 55.M4 18th ed.
"The most widely used medical text in the world and the hypochondriac's bible, the Merck has the lowdown on the vast expanse of human diseases, disorders and injuries, as well as their symptoms and recommended therapy. It's intended for physicians and medical students..." (
Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual
REF RT 48.6.S66 2005
Helps nursing students and practicing nurses prepare care plans accurately and efficiently for every NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis. The book features a life-cycle format, with sections on adult, adolescent, child, maternal-neonatal, and geriatric health.
Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference
REF RB 38.2 P337
A "comprehensive and up-to-date handbook that offers clinically-relevant information on laboratory and diagnostic tests ... Each test entry includes, where relevant: alternate or abbreviated test names; type of test; normal findings; possible critical values; test explanation and related physiology; contraindications; potential complications; interfering factors; procedure and patient care (before, during, and after); and, abnormal findings. Related tests are extensively cross-referenced throughout the book." (
Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual
REF RC489.B4 C584 2008
"[T]his clinical guide and widely adopted text presents state-of-the-science guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. The Handbook is unique in its focus on evidence-based practice and its attention to the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading clinical researchers provide essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and illustrate the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention." (
DM-ID: Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability: A Textbook of Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability
REF RC 451.4.M47 D58 2007
"Grounded in evidence-based methods and supported by the expert-consensus model, this manual offers a broad examination of intellectual disability (ID), including a description of each disorder, a summary of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria, a review of the literature and research in the field and an evaluation of the evidence supporting its conclusions, a discussion of the etiology and pathogenesis of the disorders, and adaptations of the diagnostic criteria for the ID population."
Atlas of Radiologic Anatomy
REF RC 78.2W53 2004
"[I]ncorporates the latest technological advances in radiologic anatomy, including increased resolution and numerous new images in computed tomography and magnetic resonance." (
The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals
REF RS51 .M4 2001x
"Concise and authoritative reference containing a diverse collection of more than 10,000 monographs. More than 4,000 monographs cover pharmaceuticals and drugs, 2,000 cover naturally occurring substances and plants, 1,000 focus on elements and inorganic chemicals, and almost 1,000 pertain to compounds of agricultural significance." (

The Medicine & Nursing Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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