Nurse Practitioner

This guide lists sources of information for nurse practitioners. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then Go to Minerva. Typical subject headings to search under include: Nurse Practitioners; Nursing; Advanced Nursing Practice; and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Also, try combining the terms Nurse Practitioner or Nursing with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number range for the majority of nursing and nurse practitioner books is: WY (Nursing) and WY 128 (Nurse Practitioners).

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate resources for nurse practitioner topics are listed below. You have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in. The list may be accessed from the Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

CINAHL
Indexes more than 1,700 nursing and allied health journals and publications from 1982 to the present. It includes links to the full text of articles. Searches may be limited to Sawyer Library journals or to
peer reviewed articles.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Basic
This database provides the full text to 100 journals in nursing and allied health.

PubMed (Medline)
The National Library of Medicine's index to more than 3,600 journals covering all areas of medicine . You may limit your searches to nursing journals. Use the Lonesome Doc service to order articles. To register, follow on-screen registration directions. The library's identifier (LIBID) is MEUHUS.

Clinical Pharmacology
Provides access to clinically-relevant drug information for U.S. prescription drugs, herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter and investigational drugs.

PsychInfo
An index of journal articles, book chapters and dissertations in all fields of psychology. You may limit your search to full-text, peer reviewed, or Sawyer Library journals. Off campus access: user name is sawyerlibrary; password is Husson.

Academic Search Premier
A full-text index of almost 3,300 journals covering all academic disciplines.

Some of the journals owned by Husson's Library in the nurse practitioner area include:

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinics in Family Medicine

Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Psychotherapy Networker

Other Resources

Management Guidelines for Adult Nurse Practitioners [Ref. WY 101 M33 1999]

Ambulatory Care Procedures for Nurse Practitioners [Ref. WY 150 C64 1999]

Nurse Practitioners' Drug Handbook [Ref. QV 39 N973 2000]

Nurse Practitioners Prescribing Reference [Ref. QV 39 N86]

World Wide Web Sites

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners [ http://www.aanp.org/ ]

Bioethics.net [ http://bioethics.net/ ]

CDC Health Topics A to Z [ http://www.cdc.gov/health]

Nurse Practitioner Resources ( University of California at San Francisco) [ http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/arwwebpg.htm ]

NP Central [ http://www.npcentral.net/]