BSN Guide

Trocaire College Libraries

Distance Learning

For the BSN Students the library has many tools for your assignment and research needs.

Click here to link to the library's Distance Learning page. If you need any help in navigating the various resources of the library, contact me.

Research Databases: Journal Articles and Images

Databases

The complete list of our databases and more are available in the Research section of the website.


To access databases available only to Trocaire College members, you will need to log in using your username and password, even when you are using Moodle.
These databases are marked with a bold star symbol.


Keep these tips in mind:


  • This is the same username and password you use to log into the computers on campus and Trocaire email.
  • If you cannot access the databases, test your username and password combination by trying to log into your Trocaire email account with that combination.
  • If you cannot log into your email account, you will not be able to use the databases from off-site because the library and Trocaire email use the same system.
  • This is an IT issue and you will need to visit the IT Helpdesk in room 360 at the Choate campus.


Community User and Alumni do not have access to library databases from off-campus.

If you are working during normal library hours, a librarian may be able to assist you.


Articles not available in full-text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

CINAHL Complete (EBSCOhost Database)

CINAHL Complete is the definitive database for many types of sources in the field of nursing. This database contains not only journal articles but also care plans, book chapters, clinical trials, evidence-based practice care sheets, protocols and images.


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching CINAHL Complete.

Other EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCO has a collection of databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching EBSCOhost.

Citation Tips for CINAHL Complete and other EBSCOhost Databases

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the page icon. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

ProQuest

ProQuest has three options:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching ProQuest Central.

Citation Tips for ProQuest

Look for the light blue tool bar below the search bar. Click the Citation Tools option at the top of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect. If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

Gale

Gale has a collection of different databases to use:


Click here to link to an in-depth guide to searching Gale.

Citation Tips for Gale

Look for the Tools on the right side of the window. Click the Cite icon in the middle of the list. Select the citation style needed. Simply copy and paste the citation to your paper.


Please be aware that the citation may be correct but the format of the citation may be incorrect.
If you need help setting up a citation or reference page, check out our Citation Help page or contact a librarian.

More Databases

  • Image Quest is helpful when you are looking for a graphic to place in a presentation or research paper. This database also helps in citing the image.

eBooks

There are several options for eBooks at Trocaire for the Distance Learning Students in the BSN program.



*eBooks from EBSCOhost and Ebook Central can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions.


Mobile devices may also need Bluefire Reader.


eBooks titles owned by the library have a direct link in the catalog.

Books

Access our library catalog to find books available in our collection. Reference and Reserve books may only be used in the Library. Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Reserve and circulating books require a valid Trocaire ID to be checked out. Books not available in our collection can be obtained through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan.

Subject and Call Number locations that are useful in nursing research:

  • Human Anatomy: QM
  • Physiology: QP
  • Microbiology: QR
  • Medicine: R
  • Public Aspects of Medicine:RA
  • Pathology: RB
  • Internal Medicine: RC
  • Examination and Diagnosis: RC 71 - 78.7
  • Popular Medicine: RC 81 - 82
  • Neurology and psychiatry: RC 321 - 576
  • Geriatrics: RC 952 - 954
  • Surgery: RD
  • Surgical nursing: RD 99 - 99.35
  • Gynecology and obstetrics: RG
  • Maternal care: RG 940 - 991
  • Pediatrics: RJ
  • Pediatric nursing: RJ 245 - 247
  • Dermatology: RL
  • Pharmacology: RM
  • Pharmacy: RS
  • Nursing: RT

Reserve Books**

The library has many of the popular textbooks for the BSN program. Listed below are titles owned by the library.



**Reserve books may only be used in the Library with a valid Trocaire ID.

Newer Circulating Books


*Circulating books may be check out for 28 days with a valid Trocaire ID.

Streaming Videos & DVDs

Streaming Videos

Several Nursing related Streaming videos and clips are available at ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Videos.


Streaming videos also have a direct link in the catalog.


You can also access the videos through:

  • Kanopy Films Films from PBS, Nevco, Criterion Collection, BBC, Medcom and more. Click on "Browse", "Health", and then "Nursing" to access hundreds of nursing-related videos.

DVDs

Several Nursing related DVDs are available in the Reserve collection or in Circulating collection of the library.

DVDs can be found in the catalog.

Library Guides

These guides, brochures and booklets list a variety of resources covering article and research databases, books, ebooks, writing, etc. for each Nursing program. All are available from the Nursing page, many of them are available in print in the library.


BSN Guide

Career Success Guide for Nursing Students

Health Disparities Guide

Inspiring Nursing Videos

Library Tips for Nursing Students

LPN Guide

NCLEX Advice Guide

Nursing Websites Guide

RN Guide

Test Taking Tips: Nursing Students


Also:

APA Formatting & Style Guide

CINAHL Database Guide

Databases: Step-by-Step Guide

Writing a Research Paper

(For more in-depth information on writing a research paper, pick up a copy of "How to Write a Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide" in the library)

Websites for Nursing

Anatomy: Medline Plus

Here you will find links to descriptions and pictures of the human body's parts and organ systems from head to toe. Includes an overview, videos and tutorials and topics within anatomy. Medline Plus is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


Health Videos: Medline Plus

Animated videos that show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


HONmedia (Health on the Net)

HON was founded to encourage the dissemination of quality health information for patients and professionals and the general public, and to facilitate access to the latest and most relevant medical data.


Innerbody

Provides quality information about health, wellness, and the science behind the human body. Topics include the human body, diseases & conditions, DNA testing, health careers, home health tests and nutrition & fitness.


Khan Academy: Health and Medicine

Several videos, lessons and quizzes on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy, nervous system diseases, mental health and much more.


Medical Pronunciation

From the Merck Manual for Consumers, a pronunciation dictionary. Click on a letter or word and hear how to pronounce the term or phrase.


MedNar

MedNar is a free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced federated search technology to return the most relevant results from over 40 authoritative medical collections. Using the Advance search option users can limit by collection, full-text, year of publication or range, author and title.


Medscape: Nurses

Medscape is a leading site for physicians and healthcare professionals. It offers the latest medical news, expert perspectives, essential point-of-care drug and disease information and relevant professional education.

The Nurse's section includes topics ranging from professional issues, critical care to mental and more.

You need to register to access information. Registration is free.


National Center of Health Statistics

Statistics for a variety of health related resources from the Centers for Disease Control.


National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

Center for nursing research, training and funding for nursing initiatives.


New York State Department of Health

Statistics, professional licensing and health information.


PennMedicine Conditions Treated

A to Z list of conditions from PennMedicine (University of Pennsylvania).


The Human Body

Site sponsored by Healthline, a consumer health information company. The maps cover the 11 body systems with information and 3-D interactive diagrams.


U.S. National Library of Medicine

Access to MedlinePlus, TOXNET, MeSH and other health related information and databases.


Click here to link to an extensive guide to Nursing Websites Guide.

Cindy Seitz, MLS

BSN, RN & LPN Subject Librarian
updated January 2019