NSC840/940 Guide

Library resources for NSC 840 and NSC 940

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!



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