Reference Works & Other Books

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Library's Book Catalog

Search LibCat to find books (including many ebooks), DVDs, CDs, and more. Learn about the Library's Catalog (formerly Voyager) through our Introduction to LibCat.

Dictionaries

Medical Terms and Abbreviations . Medical dictionary from Merriam-Webster.

Encyclopedias

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health: Published in 2013, this encyclopedia provides over 1,000 entries on topics relating to nursing and allied health professions.

MedlinePlus Encyclopedia : 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. Designed for patient education, it also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Pharmacy Library

Pharmacy Library is another great resource for reference books, almost all focusing on drugs or pharmacy practice. It also includes a section on case studies and one on "active learning exercises," more than 250 practice skills activities categorized in 11 broad curricular areas, such as "application of therapeutics," "communication/documentation," "patient counseling," "patient safety," etc.

Scope and Standards of Practice

For more information and links to specialty-specific resources, visit the website of the American Nurses Association .

Books in the Mookini Library Collection

  • Nursing : scope and standards of practice / American Nurses Association. American Nurses Association. 2010
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RT85.5 .A47 2010
  • Cardiovascular nursing : scope and standards of practice / American College of Cardiology Foundation. American Nurses Association. 2008.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC674 .C366 2008
  • Home health nursing : scope and standards of practice. American Nurses Association. 2008.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RT120.H65 A44 2007
  • Pediatric nursing : scope and standards of practice / National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Society of Pediatric Nurses, American Nurses Association. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. 2008.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RJ245 .N38 2008
  • Corrections nursing : scope and standards of practice / American Nurses Association. American Nurses Association. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RT63 .A46 2013
  • Genetics/genomics nursing : scope and standards of practice. International Society of Nurses in Genetics. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RB155.5 .I555 2007
  • HIV/AIDS nursing : scope and standards of practice / ANAC, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care [and] ANA, American Nurses Association. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC606.6 .A87 2007
  • Holistic nursing : scope and standards of practice. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RT42 .H657 2013
  • Hospice and palliative nursing : scope and standards of practice / Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association [and] American Nurses Association. Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RT87.T45 H64 2007
  • Psychiatric-mental health nursing : scope and standards of practice / American Psychiatric Nurses Association, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. 2007.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC440 .P7427 2007
  • Plastic surgery nursing : scope and standards of practice / American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. 2005.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RD118.75 .P56 2005
  • School nursing : scope and standards of practice. National Association of School Nurses (U.S.). 2011.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RJ247 .N38 2011
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities nursing : scope and standards of practice. American Association on Mental Retardation. Nursing Division. 2004
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC570.2 .A47 2004
  • Neonatal nursing : scope and standards of practice. 2004.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RJ253 .N443 2004
  • Scope and standards of addictions nursing practice. International Nurses Society on Addictions. 2004.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC564 .A516 2004
  • Scope and standards of vascular nursing practice / Society for Vascular Nursing & American Nurses Association. Society for Vascular Nursing. 2004.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC691 .S65 2004
  • Scope and standards of diabetes nursing practice / the American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Nurses Association (ANA). American Association of Diabetes Educators. 2003.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC660 .A597 2003
  • Scope and standards of neuroscience nursing practice / American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Nurses Association. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. 2002.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC350.5 .A425 2002
  • Gerontological nursing: scope and standards of practice. American Nurses Association. 2010.
    Location: General Collection
    Call No. RC954 .A46 2010

Electronic Books

  • Ebook Central (UH Hilo access)
    Ebook collection from ProQuest of almost 200,000 full-text academic titles. Search within the complete text of each title. Access is online from any web-enabled computer. Create an Ebook Central account (not required) to download books for offline access and other features. Titles also listed in LibCat.
  • Bookshelf
    A collection of electronic books made available by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • Google Books
    Google has digitized over 30 million books. Most are not fully available for viewing through Google Books, but many are available for preview, which often allows a sufficient amount of the book to be read.

Reading for Enrichment

Here are some general interest books on healthcare that you can check out from the library:

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman. A classic dealing with issues of transcultural care.
    General Collection: RA418.5.T73 F33 1997.

  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande. Using a humble checklist can improve patient safety, and improvements in communication can reduce medical errors.
    General Collection: RA399.A1 G39 2010.

  • Empire of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
    General Collection: RC275 .M85 2010. (There's also a copy in the Paperback Collection across from the Circulation Desk.)

  • Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis by Helen Bynum. Tuberculosis has been called the "deadliest killer in human history," and drug resistant forms of the disease are still grave concerns.
    General Collection: RC311 .B98 2012.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Before “informed consent,” physicians simply helped themselves to cells for research from their patients.
    General Collection: RC265.6.L24 S55 2011.

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