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LPN 114: Information Sources

Fundamentals of Nursing Research



Books on Your Topic  

  • Click this link Parkland Catalog to find books at Parkland College.   
  • Do a search for your topic (use Tips below).
  • Use call number to find book.
  • Bring your Parkland ID to check it out.


I-Share (books from 80+ other libraries) 

  • Click the Parkland Catalog link.
  • Change the drop-down box from Library Catalog to All I-Share Libraries.
  • Repeat steps above.
  • You will need to log in with your Parkland username & password to request a book.
  • Books are delivered to Parkland free of charge! No need to go anywhere else.



  •   If you know about the item, search by title or author.
  •   If you are searching for a book on a particular topic, search by using the Keyword option in the drop down box 
  •   Use as few words as possible while describing your topic.
  •   Keep your topic “high level”
  •   Try multiple synonyms for your topic



Here are links to reference databases:  Here you'll find encyclopedia and dictionary articles that introduce you to the basic concepts and provide definitions.

The following links are to article databases.  These are important resources for academic research.

Off Campus Login

Clicking links on this page may take you to a login page. 

Use your ParklandOne login to access library resources.  

  • This is the same login you use for Cobra, my.parkland, etc.
  • Please contact the library if you have difficulty accessing our resources.
  • Contact Tech SD to reset your password or get other information about your campus online accounts.

Usually Reliable Web Sites

Mayo Clinic

Clinical experts provide current medical information and news on health topics.  Much of the information is consumer oriented, but see "For Medical Professionals" link.

Medline Plus

Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories, etc.

PubMed Central

A free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

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