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NUR 2124: Books

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Possible terms for book and article searching

Look at the role transition paper grading rubric and use the topics required for your paper to help you  generate your search terms. This is not an exhaustive list, but examples include:

  • professional practice and nursing
  • registered nurse*
  • nursing vocational guidance
  • career mobility (catalog search on Career Mobility  as a Medical Subject Heading - because it is a medical subject heading, the books found relate to healthcare fields)

[* is a truncation symbol, which will help get variations on the endings of words.  Examples: nurs* gets nurse, nurses, or nursing

theor* gets theory, theories, or theoretical]

Try different combinations of them.  Can you come up with other relevant terms or synonyms?  Hint:  In the article databases, look at the "Subjects" listed under the article citations.  In the catalog, under the "Details" tab, look at the linked "Subjects" and/or "Medical Subjects".

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Subject Encyclopedias - good for definitions and an overview of a concept (background information)

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