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Nursing Resources: Online Learning

Suggested Research Process

Use the following steps to completely utilize all major nursing resources in the Salmon Library.

1. Select topic; understand guidelines or parameters set by the instructor.

2. Consult appropriate reference materials for a definition or background information.

3. Check iLink, the on-line catalog to locate books in the UAH Library. On the home page select Books - E-Books to reach the catalog. Most of the library materials in the areas of nursing, and other related areas will have call numbers beginning with the letter R.

4. Check appropriate indexes for peer-reviewed articles, copy or print citations.

5. Determine if the Salmon Library has the periodical by using the Journals link from the library’s home page to search; check the Medical Library of the UAB School of Medicine library journal list (Huntsville Regional Medical Campus) and WorldCat database which contains more than 35 million records describing items owed by U.S. libraries and libraries around the world; each record contains library holdings.

6. Locate articles or materials available at the Salmon Library, Medical Library of the UAB School of Medicine (Huntsville Regional Medical Campus) or Alabama A&M.

7. Request materials not available locally through interlibrary loan. Allows at least 10 days minimum for books/articles.

8. Check for U.S. Government Documents materials through the appropriate indexes.*

9. Please ask for assistance at the reference desk! * = additional information available at reference desk.


Relevant call numbers for Nursing.

QM 1-695                                Human anatomy

R 5-920                                   Medicine (General)

RA 1-1270                               Public aspects of medicine

RB 1-214                                 Pathology

RC 31-1245                             Internal medicine

RD 1-811                                 Surgery

RE 1-994                                 Ophthalmology

RF 1-547                                 Otorhinolaryngology

RG 1-991                                 Gynecology and obstetrics

RJ 1-570                                  Pediatrics

RK 1-715                                 Dentistry

RL 1-803                                  Dermatology

RM 1-950                                 Therapeutics.  Pharmacology

RS 1-441                                  Pharmacy and materia medica

RT 1-120                                  Nursing

RV 1-431                                  Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine

RX 1-681                                  Homeopathy

RZ 201-999                              Other systems of medicine

Diagnosis and Treatment

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