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American Heritage Medical Dictionary
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781849722025
Publication Date: 2007
A comprehensive reference that reflects the most recent developments in medicine and health care delivery.

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Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research - Bethel Ann Powers; Thomas R. Knapp
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780826106650
Publication Date: 2011
Presents definitions and discussions of terms commonly encountered in nursing science literature. The previous edition is available in Stacks RT81.5 .P69 2006.

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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Call Number: Online and R121 .D73 2007 Stacks
ISBN: 9781849723480
Publication Date: 2008
A comprehensive and authoritative medical dictionary with a special “Fundamentals of Medical Etymology” section.

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Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health
Call Number: R121 .E539 2005 Reference
ISBN: 1416026045
Miller-Keane authoritative guide to the language of medicine and science.

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Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations - Stanley Jablonski
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781849724050
Publication Date: 2009
The dictionary lists acronyms and abbreviations occurring in the literature of medicine and health care professions.

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Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780323049375
Publication Date: 2009
Provides authoritative, up-to-date information concerning health and health care terminology.

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Mosby’s Medical Dictionary
Call Number: R121 .M89 2009 Reference
ISBN: 0323052908
Publication Date: 2009
An all-in-one reference that features medical definitions and full-color illustrations. Also includes quick-reference information.

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Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 0781733901
Publication Date: 2006
A comprehensive and authoritative medical dictionary that is well illustrated, including 126 tables placed throughout the textbook and 24 color plates grouped in the center. Older editions are available in the Stacks R121 .S8.

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Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing
Call Number: R121 .S8 2012 Reference
ISBN: 9781608316922
Publication Date: 2012
Contains the medical terminology used in today's health profession areas--plus comprehensive inclusion of entries suited for the nursing field.



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Encyclopedia of Bioethics
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 0028657748
Publication Date: 2005
A five-volume set which provides well-balanced, informative articles on the moral and ethical dimensions of modern medicine, science and technology. 2005 available in Stacks R121 .E539 2005.

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Encyclopedia of Nursing Research - Joyce J. Fitzpatrick; Meredith Wallace Kazer
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780826107503
Publication Date: 2012
Comprehensive guide to existing nursing research literature since 1983.

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Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine - Laurie J. Fundukian (Editor)
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781414448725
Publication Date: 2009
Accessible to the layperson, this four-volume reference contains approximately 800 entries on treating illnesses using alternative medicine, the theory and practice of various alternative cures, and the herbs and remedies employed.

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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine - Jacqueline L. Longe; Thomson Gale Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781414403687
Publication Date: 2006
Written by healthcare professionals who translated medical disorders, conditions, tests and treatments into easy-to-read articles of one to ten pages. This content and updated information may be found by searching the following databases: Health & Wellness Resource Center, Health Reference Center Academic, and Nursing Resource Center.

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Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Call Number: RT31 .S66 1999 Reference
ISBN: 1576070867
Presents the backgrounds and careers of noted healers, including particular healing methods of ethnic groups, innovations of treatment and the war on disease.

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
Call Number: Online and HQ1073 .M33 2003 Stacks
ISBN: 002865689X
Publication Date: 2003
This 2 volume set with more than 400 entries covers biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious and philosophical aspects of death and dying. An appendix provides general overviews and contact information for about 80 organizations.

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Magill's Medical Guide - Brandon P. Brown
Call Number: RC41 .M34 2011 Reference
ISBN: 9781587656774
An overview of the health care field including major disorders or diseases and the basic medical sciences and professions. Online access is also available via a link in the catalog record.



For more comprehensive information about specific nurse theorists see the "Nurse Theorists & Nursing Theories" guide.

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American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary
Call Number: RT34 .A44 Reference
ISBN: 0826111475
Publication Date: 1988-2000
Biographies of important figures in the nursing field. Three volumes, volume 3 is also available online.

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Dictionary of American Nursing Biography
Call Number: RT 34 .D53 1988 Reference
ISBN: 0313245207
Contains 196 biographies of important persons in the history of nursing from the mid-nineteenth century to 1987.


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