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A guide to Nursing resources, journal articles, and books, along with helpful handouts.


In addition to Summon, the library offers a number of other search tools, including:

  • the UMSL Library Catalog (which is not Summon, as it does not also contain articles)
  • the broader MERLIN Catalog (which includes books from all the University of Missouri libraries)
  • the MOBIUS Catalog (which provides searching to other consortium libraries that UMSL is partnered with to provide fast delivery)

EXAMPLE SEARCH: learning standards 

Search the UMSL catalog for books and more

Sample Nursing Subjects

Find books (and journals and DVDs, etc.) at UMSL libraries


Enter search terms in this box or click a subject below to browse the MERLIN Library Catalog.

Locating Print & Online Books

Finding Print Books in the Library

TJ Library Level 5 floor planYou can browse the library collection on Level 5 in the health, medicine, and nursing areas (the dark blue shelves on the floor plan). Library of Congress call numbers for the health, medicine, and nursing areas begin with:

- Medicine

RA - Public Health

RB - Pathology

RC - Internal Medicine & Psychiatry

RD - Surgery

RJ - Pediatrics

RT - Nursing

If you need any assistance locating a specific title or locating books by topic, library staff are here to help.

You can ask for assistance at the Public Service Desk, call the library, or contact a Reference Librarian via Chat.

Recommended Books

These eBooks allow unlimited simultaneous users and are downloadable by chapter/entry, making them good candidates for classroom use.