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Welcome to the Nursing Library Guide!
Explore this Library Guide to find peer reviewed research, medical references, nursing care plans, practice tests and study guides for the NCLEX, and more!
The main book collection is located on the tall shelves in the back of the Library. Reference books and Health Division books are interfiled in this collection along side other non-fiction items. This system keeps all the books on the same topic together.
Search for print books, ebooks, videos, and other materials in Ivy Tech libraries.
Online Videos and Reference Sources
The Ivy Tech Library has resources on Transcultural Nursing, health-related streaming videos, and a variety of medical reference sources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Health & Medicine (Films on Demand)
Films on diseases, disorders & disabilities, health care & treatment, health careers, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, personal health & wellness, and public health.
Documentation and APA Style
Research papers and other written projects for your nursing classes should be done in APA style.
APA Style Guide
Learn about APA style from the American Psychological Association.
Full-text articles in professional and academic health journals are available from several library databases such as EBSCOhost, ProQuest, and Gale.
CINAHL with Full Text (EBSCO)
EBSCOhost has several health related databases including CINAHL, the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators, & researchers.
There are several websites that are acceptable for nursing students. One of the most popular is Medscape.
Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and continuing medical education. Register for a free account and stay up-to-date on the latest medical news.
NCLEX Practice and Study
After graduation, you will need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, also known as the NCLEX, which is a standardized exam that each state board of nursing uses to determine whether or not a candidate is prepared for entry-level nursing practice.