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Last updated 10/30/15
Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804, Spindale NC 28160
(828) 395-1307  fax (828) 286-8208

Charles P. Wiggins, Director of Library Services

Nursing Research Page

Print Resources Online Databases
Guidelines for Nursing Books
L. C. Classification Areas Related to Nursing
Interlibrary Loan
NC LIVE Information Page
Medical and Nursing Databases
Internet Resources Other Information
Medical & Health-Related Sites on the Internet
Medical Journals and Articles on the Internet
Information Literacy: Evaluating Resources
Help from the Library Staff

Nursing Books in the Library
Nursing books, selected for the library by the nursing faculty, can be found both in the library's Reference (non-circulating) and Circulating book collections. Most are shelved in the medical subject section (R's) of each collection, although a few may be found in related subject areas. (See Library of Congress Classification Areas Related to Nursing for more information, and the online Library Handbook for information on how to locate books organized by the LC Classification System). The prefix "Nursing" is placed on books that contain information appropriate for current medical research. See Guidelines for Nursing Books for more specific information.

Individual titles in the college's collection can be located by using the CMC Consortium Catalog and selecting "Isothermal Community College" from the list of libraries under "Search Options," or by using the search option for the college collection at the top left of the Library home page. Instructions for using specific search methods in the catalog can be found in the online Library Handbook.

Books and Other Materials on Reserve
At the request of nursing faculty, selected nursing materials are kept on Reserve shelves at the Circulation desk for the use of students enrolled in particular courses.

Nursing Research Online

ONLINE RESOURCES:  Links to the following resources can be found on the Library home page. You can access a list of passwords for all research databases after logging in to Moodle, which you can access from anywhere; click on My Courses, then on any link underneath, look down the left side until you see the Library Resources box. Click "Off-campus access to NC LIVE and other databases" to get a PDF complete list of database passwords. If for some reason you do not have access to Moodle, please use this link to request a password: supply your full name and date of birth for verification. See Password Information for details.

Other Resources on the Internet
In addition to the resources available through NC LIVE, many professional institutions, organizations and publishers make useful information available over the Internet.  Some of these, selected by the professional library staff, are listed on the Library's Internet Links page. 

Medical Journals on the Internet is a list of professional nursing journals accessible over the Internet.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability
Help in assessing the value of information sources can be found in Information Literacy: Evaluating Resources.

Ask the Library Staff for Assistance
If you don't find what you need, ask a library professional, who may be able to assist you in locating the desired information.  Email Charles Wiggins or Becky Cleland, call the library at 828-395-1307, or ask for help at the Circulation desk if you are in the library.  You may also wish to consider using the library's Interlibrary Loan service.  (The nursing faculty is in charge of selecting nursing materials for the library collection; therefore, please alert nursing faculty or library staff if needed materials are unavailable.)

Interlibrary Loan Service
You may borrow books or obtain photocopies of articles from other libraries through the use of Interlibrary Loan service, either by coming to the library Circulation desk and requesting a form, or by completing an electronic form at the Interlibrary Loan page.  NOTE:  Items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may take up to ten days to arrive; be sure that you have enough time when considering acquiring information in this manner.

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