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Nursing Research: Reference Sources

Guide to research in Nursing.

Selected Reference Books

Reference Sources

These books are located in Reference on the 2nd floor of the Library.  They provide quick factual information.  Reference books can only be used in the Library.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Black's Medical Dictionary
    Reference: R121 .B598
  • Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
    Reference: R121 .D73
  • Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
    Reference: R121 .M89
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions & Nursing
    Reference: R121 .S8
  • Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    Reference: R121 .T144
  • Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations
    Reference: R123 .J24
  • Stedman's Abbrev: Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols
    Reference: R123 .S69
  • Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Allied Health
    Reference: R121 .M65
  • Encyclopedia of Nursing Research
    Reference: RT81.5 .E53


  • Lippincott’s Nursing Drug Guide
    Reference: RM301.12 .L57
  • Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference
    Reference: RM301.12 .M67
  • Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)
    Reference Desk: RS75 .P5
  • Physicians' Desk Reference for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements and Herbs
    Reference Desk: RM671 .A1 P48