Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks: Nursing

When you are doing research on a topic, you will often require a quick definition of a term, a specific fact, or condensed, detailed information about particular topics. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and manuals covering nursing topics include:

e-CPS (RxTx)

CPS Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
Contains monographs for products and medical devices with a drug component available in Canada. Also includes a brand and generic index, a therapeutic guide, patient information, manufacturer's index, and a Clin-Info section for health care professional.
REF: RS141.23.C6

RxFiles is an academic detailing program providing objective, comparative drug information to clinicians.  This resource is a practical tool for evidence based and clinically relevant drug use information throughout Canada, serving health providers and educators through newsletter reviews, Q&As, Trial Summaries, and up-to-date drug comparison charts.  The clinical relevance of these materials comes from their initial focus as academic detailing tools for the front line practitioner wanting to provide the best possible drug therapy for their patients. [description from database website]

Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research (2011)

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
This revised edition includes coverage for bioinformatics, clinicaltrials, computation, genetics, Bayesian methods and applications, modeling the spread of diseases, and measurement of health care status.

Encyclopedia of Nursing Education (2015)

Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (2011)
Contains articles on topics of relevance to both professionals and students, including explanations of key terms and concepts.

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health 3rd ed. (2013)

Brunner & Suddarth's Handbook of  Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Stacks   RT41.T46 2014

Nursing 2016 Drug Handbook
Emphasizes the clinical aspects of drugs, including nursing considerations and patient teaching for each entry.
REF: RM125.N87 2016 

Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia 
E-book 2012

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing
REF: R121.S8 2011

Peterson’s Guide to Nursing Programs
Information on nursing programs in the United States and Canada, for Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels.
REF: RT79.P48


Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Former Liaison Librarian for Nursing
Date Revised: 29-May-2017