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Nursing Guide

This guide contains resources and information for nursing courses.

Nursing Books

Use this box to search the Library's catalog for books, ebooks, and DVDs.  Select what type of media you wish to search for, then type your keywords into the search box.  If you have any questions or need assistance searching for books, please contact the Library.

Search for books using the catalog search bar.

Searching the Catalog

You can search for books and other items using the Library's online catalog.  Simply type in the title, author, or subject of the item in the search bar.

Results Page

On this page, you see the results of a search for "The Hobbit."  On the right side are the books, DVDs, and other materials that resulted from the search.  On the left side are options to limit the search results.  For example, you can limit the results to just items on one campus, to items by one author, to one subject, to one format (books, ebooks, or DVDs), or any combination of the above.

This is a catalog record.

A Catalog Record

From this screen, you may see the catalog's record. To access it, click on one of the search results on the left. Under the "Check Availability" tab, you can see if the book is available, or if it is checked out.

A detailed look at a catalog record.

Item Description

If you click the "View Description" tab, you can see detailed information on the item.  Bibliographic information, subjects that the item is about, and even a summary or description may be found here.  This page is very useful when deciding if this is an item you wish to check out.

The book's call number.

Checking Out An Item

If you decide you want to check out an item, write down the entire call number. You will need this to find the item in the library.  If you are not familiar with finding books in a library, ask a librarian for assistance.  We are happy to help!

If you want an item from another campus, or if you would like to reserve items for yourself, click the "Place Hold" button and follow the prompts. The items will be pulled from the shelves and held for you. You can pick them up at the Library's circulation desk.

The following book titles are especially useful for nursing courses. If a book has a "call number" this means that it is a print book that can be checked out from the library. Click on the title of the book to see the record in the library catalog.  A few of the books are also available in eBook form and can be accessed online from the "View eBook" link in the library catalog. For these eBooks you may be prompted for your SPC username and password If you have any difficulty accessing or searching the catalog or finding the eBook link, please contact the Library.