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NURS 7900 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing: Books

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Use GILFind, GSU's library catalog, to find books in our library. The catalog also lists other materials that are in the library - including microfilm, dissertations, movies, music and special collection.              

A keyword search is a good place to start if you are looking for information on a topic. If you have more specific information, you can also search by title, subject or author.

Nursing Theorists Books

For your Nursing Theorists paper you will need to focus on print sources and not electronic internet databases. We have many books here in the library that can be used for your research.

In her handout materials, Professor Bacon has cited  the book Nursing theorists and their work edited by Tomey and Alligood. This book, which is on hold at the Library North User Services Desk, and others, can be located in the library buy using GILFind, our online catalog. After searching for this title, conduct a search for your nurse of choice. If there is a book about or by your nurse, you will also find it in GILFind. After locating a book citation, you may find it on the shelf. Some nurses, Florence Nightingale for example, have biographies, others do not. Perhaps your nurse has published and her texts are in the library.

1.       In GILFind, do a KEYWORD SEARCH with your nurse as a ‘subject.’

2.       In GILFind, do a KEYWORD SEARCH with your nurse as an ‘author name.’

Do titles written by your nurse offer biographical information or just a background on their theories?

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