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NURS 5910 (MSN) & 7910 (DNP): Advanced Nursing Research: Nursing Theory

This library guide is designed for students in the NURS 5910 (MSN) & 7910 (DNP) Advanced Nursing Research course.

Finding Articles Related to Nursing Theory

Articles from scholarly journals provide in-depth research on nursing theories.  To locate articles that apply nursing theory to research and practice, a recommended place to begin is the CINAHL database

Here are some tips on searching CINAHL for nursing theories:

To see a sample search of combining subject headings, view the Using CINAHL video tutorial (iPad, iPhone, and mobile users click here to view). 

Use interlibrary loan to request articles that are not in the library's collection, and have them delivered to you electronically from another library within 2-5 days. 

Nursing Theory Books

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Web Resources on Nursing Theory

Finding Books on Nursing Theory

Books are a great place to start for finding information on nursing theory. The Mulford Library holds several nursing theory books that you can check out.  Most nursing theory books can be found in the WY86 call number range in the 5th floor book stacks. To locate a specific nursing theory book, search the online catalog.  It is recommended that you search the catalog any one of the following ways:

We also have a growing collection of e-books which include titles on theory.  After doing a search in the catalog, choose the E-BOOK limit on the left side of the search results page. 

Not finding a book you need?

Search the OhioLINK catalog to see if the book you need is available from another library.  Click the REQUEST THIS ITEM link to have the book sent to Mulford. 

If you still cannot locate the book in OhioLINK, submit an Interlibrary Loan request.