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Health (Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health)
Guide to research sources and tools for locating health evidence in books, journals, databases.
When searching for information in books, consider:
scholarly or popular
books usually have a longer publication cycle, so the information can assumed to be current to roughly 6-12 months before the date when the book was published
books that are located through databases and the library catalog will likely be tagged with keywords and subject headings that refer to the content of the book as a whole; therefore, it is important to think broadly in terms of what kind search terms you use
NYU Library Catalog (BobCat)
Search NYU Library Catalog
Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) offers full-text access to scholarly (peer-reviewed) monographs published by Oxford University Press in a range of academic disciplines. Users can discover content that is Open Access and print out PDFs of single chapters for individual use.
AccessMedicine provides textbooks, examination and procedural videos, drug monographs, self-assessment rubrics, images, cases, patient education materials, and more. (Includes Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.)
"Harrison's is intended for learners throughout their careers. For students, Part 1, Chapter 1 begins with an overview of "The Practice of Medicine". In this introductory chapter, the editors continue the tradition of orienting clinicians to the science and the art of medicine, emphasizing the values of our profession while incorporating new advances in technology, science, and clinical care. Part 2, "Cardinal Manifestations and Presentation of Diseases" is a signature feature of Harrison's. These chapters eloquently describe how patients present with common clinical conditions, such as headache, fever, cough, palpitations, or anemia, and provide an overview of typical symptoms, physical findings, and differential diagnosis. Mastery of these topics prepares students for subsequent chapters on specific diseases they will encounter in courses on pathophysiology and in clinical clerkships"--
The Fifth Edition of Nursing Care Plans and Documentation provides nurses with a comprehensive guide to creating care plans and effectively documenting care. This user-friendly resource presents the most likely diagnoses and collaborative problems with step-by-step guidance on nursing action, and rationales for interventions. The author also details research for individuals and families undergoing diagnostic procedures or medical and surgical interventions. The book includes over 70 care plans that translate theory into clinical practice. A new chapter covers moral distress in nursing and presents strategies to reduce its effect on nurses. An innovative new chapter on wellness discusses how to improve hospitalized patient outcomes. Other new topics covered include nursing diagnosis risk for compromised human dignity.