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

Searching the Catalog

To find books using Discover@UMSL, which searches the holdings of all University of Missouri libraries and the Mercantile Library:

  1. Search using one or more keywords (or change the field selector to Author or Title, if you want to search for a specific author or book title).
  2. On the next page, limit your results by selecting either FOLIO catalog or choosing specific source types—eBooks and/or Books.
  3. If you want to expand your search beyond the UM System, click the MOBIUS link in the column on the right. MOBIUS is a large group of libraries that UMSL partners with to provide fast delivery to our campus; participating libraries include the St. Louis County Library system as well as research libraries throughout the region.

EXAMPLE SEARCH: diabetes  

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 (within 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.