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LPN 111: Articles & Books

Researching nursing theories


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


Keywords to try (remember, separate concepts on separate lines):

  • Name of nursing theorist in quotation marks. For example "Patricia Benner"

  • Name of theory

  • OR, just type "nursing theories"


Finding Books

Search Strategies:

When you find a book in the Catalog that you like:

  • Click on the link beneath the book for more information, often a summary or table of contents, to see if the book will be useful to your research. 
  • Click on the terms to the right of Subject (LCSH) to see a list of all the books that have been tagged with that subject heading.
  • Click on the call number to see books that are around it on the shelf and likely on the same topic. 
  • You can also text yourself the call number!

Now you're ready to go to the shelves to find your books.

  • Call numbers can be found:
    • STACKS location = third floor
  • When you find a book on the shelf that seems useful to your topic, look around it for other possible resources.
  • Books in the stacks can be checked out for four weeks. Take your books to the Desk--you must have your Parkland ID! 

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Fax: 217/351-2581