You can find nursing biographical information from a variety of different sources, including books, databases, articles and websites.
Books are a great place to begin your search for biographical information on a specific nurse. Check out the sampling of nursing and medical biography books listed on this page to get a head start.
Connect to the University Libraries Catalog to find additional books. The catalog will allow you to search for books according to specific criteria:
Biography research databases provide articles summarizing the lives of key individuals throughout history. Check out:
You may also be able to find articles on significant nursing figures by searching in specific nursing or health science databases such as the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) or PubMed (which includes the MEDLINE index).
Websites can be great sources of information as long as they are reputable and accurate. When using a website for scholarly information, be sure to follow the guidelines for website evaluation.
If you found a book in the catalog, but it is available at Mulford, no need to come all the way over to pick it up! You can request it to be sent to Carlson (and vice versa). Simply click the Request button in the catalog. Your book should arrive within 2-3 days.
If you cannot find a book in the UToledo catalog, or if a particular book you want is checked out, you can request it from another OhioLINK library and have it sent to one of the UToledo libraries. Click the OhioLINK button in the catalog, or search the OhioLINK catalog directly and click the Request This Item link for the item you want.