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Nursing Research Guide: Books/E-Books

Guide to Nursing & Allied Health research.

Books (print)

Some books in this subject area might be located in Marshall University's Health Science Library, which is off-campus at Cabell County Hospital.  Use the  MU Library Catalog to find books at all locations of Marshall University Libraries. The following Library of Congress Subject Headings can be used with both the Basic Search and Advanced Search by Subject Heading to locate books:

Additional, useful subject headings for your topic, can be found by consulting the following: 

Browse the shelves in these call number areas to find books devoted to nursing or subjects related to nursing:

  • QM   Human Anatomy
  • QP    Physiology
  • R      Medicine (General)
  • RA    Public aspects of medicine
  • RC    Internal medicine
  • RJ    Pediatrics
  • RM   Pharmacology
  • RT    Nursing 

For books at other libraries, try the quick links at our Other Library Catalogs page. For books that Marshall does not own, try ordering through our consortium E-Z Borrow or from other libraries using the Information Delivery Services (IDS).

Book Search in MU Library Catalog

To find books in print or electronic formats that Marshall owns or has access to, you can search the MU Library Catalog.  If you want to limit your search to e-book items only, use the advanced search option as seen below and click E-Books before you hit the search button.

Advanced Catalog Search_nursing


EBSCO ebooks

MU Libraries has several e-book collections that you might want to search in directly for books on different aspects of Nursing and Healthcare.  Click the icon below to search EBSCO eBooks.

Ebsco ebooks

Need help with creating an account and downloading EBSCO eBooks?  Click the following link:

Download EBSCO eBooks

You can also visit the  EBSCO eBooks Libguide, for an overview.

ProQuest Ebook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central contains more than 160,000 titles.  The following collections are included: Academic Complete, College Complete, Public Library Complete, and University Presses. 

Try searching or browsing the items available in the Health and Medicine subject area by clicking the icon below.

Ebook Central 

E-books @ Marshall

For more information about ebooks available via MU Libraries and how to access them, click the link to our Ebooks LibGuide below.

Free Downloads Available at NAP

The National Academies Press (NAP) -- Full-text Health and Medicine books online. (Click on individual titles to see the "read free online" or "download" links.)  Very strong on the sciences, with a searchable index. (Click on Browse at the top to see subjects.) A useful source for authoritative information.

A Few Recommended Titles

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials (2014) -- This book translates biostatistics in the health sciences literature with clarity and irreverence. Students and practitioners alike, applaud Biostatistics as the practical guide that exposes them to every statistical test they may encounter, with careful conceptual explanations and a minimum of algebra. (EBSCO ebook)  See the Reference tab for more e-books on statistics.

Literature reviews for education and nursing graduate students (2017) -- This open textbook is designed for students in graduate-level nursing and education programs. Its intent is to recognize the significant role the literature review plays in the research process and to prepare students for the work that goes into writing one.

Practice nursing: clinical guidelines and procedures in practice (2018) -- Based on local and national guidelines, Practice Nursing provides a comprehensive overview and a step by step guide for nurses carrying out a wide range of clinical procedures in practice. The book contains over 100 clinical guidelines and procedures with illustrations, tables, charts and diagrams.