Welcome to the Nursing Subject Guide

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research that related to nursing area.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in Web OPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Manson Publishing
  • Netlibrary Ebscohost e-Books
  • Science Direct e-Books
  • Springer e-Books
  • SIAM e-Books
  • Wiley e-books

 Please login via EzProxy to get access to e-Books

The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

Subject Call No.

WY 1-49         Reference Works
WY 77-88       Economics. Ethics. Philosophy. Psychological Aspects
WY 90-100.7   Referral. Nursing Care, Assessment and Audit
WY 101-145    Nursing Specialties
WY 150-170    Nursing in Special Fields of Medicine
WY 191-200    Other Services

Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Nursing, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject. Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Nursing:

  • Cambridge Journals Online
  • EBSCOhost Medical Collections
  • Karger – archive
  • Ovid Online
  • Proquest Health and Medicine Complete
  • Science Direct
  • SpringerLink
  • Springer Protocols
  • Wiley - Blackwell
  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Please login via EzProxy to get access to Subcribed Databases.

Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in nursing.

Clinical effectiveness in nursing    RT85.5 C641
Journal of advanced nursing    RT1 J86
Nursing    RT1 N974
Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing   RT11 N974
Nursing times    NT RT1 N974

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.

Reference Work

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet

Dictionaries Encyclopedias
  • Blackwell's dictionary of nursing.   WY13 B632 1994
  • Churchill Livingstone's dictionary of nursing prepared in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing ; head of Royal College of Nursing    WY13 C563 1996
  • A dictionary of nursing      WY13 D554 1998 & 2004
  • Encyclopedia & dictionary of medicine, nursing, & allied health    W13 M647 1992
  • Jaypee's nurses' dictionary     WY13 J42 2005
  • Kamus jururawat      WY13 K155 1991
  • Encyclopedia & dictionary of medicine, nursing, & allied health   W13 M647 1992
  • Encyclopedia of nursing research  WY13 E56 2006
  • The Gale encyclopedia of nursing & allied health
    WY13 G151 2007
  • Nursing leadership : \b a concise encyclopedia
    WY13 N974 2008
Handbooks / Manuals
  • 2006 Lippincott's nursing drug guide   QV39 K18 2006
  • 2006 Mosby's nursing drug reference  QV 39 S628 2006
  • Critical care assessment handbook   WY154 M984 1999
  • Delmar's therapeutic class drug guide for nurses 1998   QV39 S767 1998
  • Drug information handbook for advanced practice nursing : ideal for nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists   QV39 T939 2000
  • Nurse's drug guide.   QV39 N975 2002
  • Nurses drug guide 2000    QV39 N974 2000
  • Nurse's quick check : diagnostic tests.    WY49 N974 2006
  • 2008 nursing drug handbook.   QV55 N974 2008
  • Nursing I. V. drug handbook.    QV39 N974 2001
  • Oxford handbook of adult nursing     WY49 O98 2009
  • Oxford handbook of cancer nursing   WY49 O98 2007
  • Oxford handbook of cardiac nursing   WY49 O98 2007
  • Oxford handbook of children's and young people's nursing   WY49 O98 2007
  • Nursing diagnosis handbook with NIC interventions and NOC outcomes    WY49 W686 2005
  • Quick reference for pediatric emergency nursing     WY49 A559 2000
  • Saunders nursing drug handbook 2004 & 2008    QV39 H691 2004 & 2008

Theses & Dissertations

 Finding Theses & Dissertations
  •  UPMIR 
     Universiti Putra Malaysia Institutional Repository is an on-line digital archive that serves as a central collection and storage of scientific information and research at the Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  • Proquest Dissertation & Theses – please login to EzProxy
    The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research


This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of Biology resources available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.




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  • To acknowledge the source of paraphrased information that the reader may question or may want to pursue further

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APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.) BF76.7 P976 2001

  • APA Style

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

Refworks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles


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