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DNP Evidence-Based Practice Project: Library Resources: Nursing Theories

This guide is designed to assist graduate students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with the research and scholarly writing components of the final DNP Project.

Some Core Nursing Theory Book Titles @ Mulford

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, consult the CINAHL database [click here if off-campus]. 

Here are some tips on searching CINAHL for nursing theories:

To see a sample search of combining subject headings, consult either the Step-by-Step Searching in CINAHL guide or 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. 

Finding More Books

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. 

Web Resources