A collection of resources for faculty and undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Books & E-books

Books tend to provide a broader examination of a topic than do journal articles, which frequently have a narrow focus on one aspect of a topic. When beginning a research project, start with a book to get an overview of various facets of the topic and to familiarize yourself with key vocabulary.

Book Search

OneSearch Books

To find a specific book using OneSearch, choose the books tab and enter the title in quotation marks. 

To search for books on a topic, choose the Books tab, choose Keywords from the dropdown, enter your keywords, and search. 

  • NCBI Bookshelf  Free online access to almost 2400 books and reports in areas such as health policy, healthcare, evidence-based medicine, and public health.
  • At other nursing-related libraries:
    • myCNA (Formerly NurseOne - includes e-books - free for nurses in Canada) | 
  • WorldCat: Search libraries in BC, Canada, and around the world. Note that WorldCat does not provide access to the books. It is strictly a catalogue.

Borrowing at Other Libraries

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