NSC840/940 Guide

Library resources for NSC 840 and NSC 940

Do Not Use These Sources

Per Dr. Slusher:

“Only primary references may be used in this and all graduate level nursing courses. Magazines, such as Nursing_____ (year), Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, and RN, and websites that are not subjected to scientific rigor, such as Wikipedia, are not considered professional literature and may not be used as professional references.”

Tips for Finding Your Theorist's Works

When searching for your Theorist's primary sources (primary = written by them):

  • First, you will find many citations for your theorists in your text, Theoretical Basis for Nursing by McEwen and Wills.

  • Most theorists will have a biography or at least a list of publications on the web.  Hint - you may be able to find a list of publications for your theorist courtesy of Cardinal Stritch University Library https://library.stritch.edu/Doing-Research/Using-Library-Resources/Subject/Nursing-Theorists

  • Note that you must use EKU Libraries to access these publications, you CANNOT get them from the Cardinal Stritch University Library (we're just using the Stritch Library as a starting point).
  • Notice from the citation if it appears to be a journal article or a print book (or book chapter).

If It's an Article

  • If it's an article, check the Journals link on the library home page (https://libguides.eku.edu/library) to see if the journal is hosted in one or more of our EKU Libraries' databases, and the dates of coverage.

  • Search for the article by Author and Title in the appropriate database.

  • IF EKU Libraries doesn't have the article you are seeking, you may request it for free from Library Express/Interlibrary Loan (https://library.eku.edu/interlibrary-loan).  It is smart to place your request well in advance.

If It's a Book

  • If it's a book, search in the library search box in the top center of this page http://library.eku.edu/.  If you select Advanced Search, it will make it easy to search by title and author.

  • You can request that a book be mailed to you at no charge - but be sure to allow plenty of time for mailing.

  • IF EKU Libraries doesn't have the book you are seeking, you may request it for free from Library Express/Interlibrary Loan (https://library.eku.edu/interlibrary-loan) Because two mailings are involved, it is even more important to request the items well in advance!
  • Of course, if you have any questions about this process email me, your Library Liaison at Karen.Gilbert@eku.edu



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