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NURS 4003 Research Utilization

Establishing a basic understanding & ability to utilize nursing research in practice.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

For Your Reference

Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information. Resources on this page are most useful when you:

  • Want to learn about a topic quickly.
  • Have trouble selecting a topic.
  • Don’t know what search terms to use.
  • Need to find facts and figures.

Virtual Reference

Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford
  • Full-text resource

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

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Nursing Tools

The following is a sample from our reference collection.



Reference Databases

These research databases contain full-text reference works.

Their content includes encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries but may also include journal articles and other sources.

General Reference

Legal & Business Information

English & Literature

Health & Psychology

Home & Craft

Schools & Public Libraries