Finding Information about Nursing Theory/Theorists


This guide has been prepared to help students locate information on particular theories and theorists in the field of nursing.

Selected Books (Print and Electronic) available through Steely Library’s NKUIRE catalog:

Nursing theorists and their work / edited by Martha Raile Alligood, Ann MarrinerTomey.
Maryland Heights, Mo: Mosby/Elsevier, c2010
RT84.5 .N9 2010
Nursing theories and nursing practice [electronic resource] / [edited by] Marilyn E. Parker.
RT84.5 .N8793 2005eb
Steely Electronic Collection
Self care theory in nursing: selected papers of Dorothea Orem by Katherine McLaughlin Renpenning, Susan G. Taylor, editors.
RT84.5 .O733 2003
Nursing theories: the base for professional nursing practice, edited by Julia B. George.
RT84.5 .N89 2002x
Nursing: concepts of practice / Dorothea E. Orem, with a contributed chapter by Susan G. Taylor and Kathie McLaughlin Renpenning.
Orem, Dorothea E. (Dorothea Elizabeth), 1914-
RT84.5 .O73 2001
Perspectives on philosophy of science in nursing: an historical and contemporary anthology / edited by E. Carol Polifroni, Marylouise Welch
RT84.5 .P475 1999
Foundations of nursing theory: contributions of 12 key theorists, edited by Chris Metzger McQuiston, Adele A. Webb.
RT84.5 .F68 1995
Dictionary of nursing theory and research / Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp.
RT81.5 .P69 2006
Steely Reference (3rd Floor)(NonCirculating)
Self care theory in nursing: selected papers of Dorothea Orem / Katherine McLaughlin Renpenning, Susan G. Taylor, editors.
RT84.5 .O733 2003
Nursing theories: conceptual & philosophical foundations / Hesook Suzie Kim, Ingrid Kollak, editors.
RT84.5 .N8795 2006
Contemporary nursing knowledge: analysis and evaluation of nursing models and theories / Jacqueline Fawcett.
RT84.5 .F393 2005

Selected Databases – for locating research reports and journal articles:

Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank Mobile
Ancient times to present. With links to every article focused on any individual in nearly every WilsonWeb database, Biography Reference Bank covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.
Coverage: Ancient times to present
CINAHL with Full-Text
CINAHL with Full-Text Mobile
CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for nearly 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo.
Provided by the KYVL
Coverage: Full-text coverage 1981 – present
Indexes biomedical journals using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Topics include medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and per-clinical sciences.
Dissertations and Theses
ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing group publishes more than 65,000 new dissertations and theses each year.
Coverage: 1637 - present, updated weekly
Dissertations and Theses Tutorials
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier Mobile
Contains full text articles from nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection. PDF back files to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 titles. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.
Provided by the KYVL

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