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Nursing DNP: Doctorate of Nursing Practice: Books

Library Catalogs

Ashland University Library Catalog

AU Library Catalog:  

OhioLINK Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog:  
About OhioLINK:
  • OhioLINK is a consortium of 90 Ohio  academic libraries.  It includes the Cleveland Clinic Library and NEOUMED Libraries.
  • You may request that books be sent to or you may return to any OhioLINK library near your location.
  • OhioLINK partners with a public library consortium called SearchOhio.  If you are a member of one of the participating public libraries, you may choose to have the OhioLINK book sent to that library. To have the book delivered to your public library, select the public library name (rather than Ashland University) when asked to select your institution, then enter your identification number associated with that library. Take care to select the particular branch from the drop down menu of locations. 
  • Your library record, including OhioLINK loans, are maintained by the AU Library. Link to My Account on Library home page. View or renew there.
  •  It normally takes 3-4 days for items requested from OhioLINK to arrive at the designated pick-up location. You may return to any OhioLINK library.
  • you will be emailed when OhioLINK requests are ready for you to pick up at the library you designated
  • This service is not used to request articles. 
  • If you need a book that is not in our library and not available through OhioLINK, you may request the book through interlibrary loan. It may take several weeks for an interlibrary book to arrive and it must be picked up at and returned to the AU Library. Lending periods are determined by the lending library.

 Map of OhioLINK libraries


 You may also want to try the  WorldCat Catalog

WorldCat includes books and other media in nearly all the US libraries.  Used only for locating, not requests. Enter your zipcode to find availability in a library near you.

What's the difference between a SUBJECT and a KEYWORD search?

Keyword Search

 Uses natural language. Type a word or phrase.  Use only simple words, not sentences or concepts. 

 With keyword searches you can use these search tips: 

¨      Use AND to limit your search to results that include ALL of the keywords. Example- orem  AND self-care

¨      Use OR to expand your search and indicate that you would like results with either term. Example-tumor OR neoplasm

-      You can use ANDs and ORs.  Example-(tumor OR neoplasm)  AND child

¨      Use * as a wildcard.  Tacked on to a root word it retrieves variants. For example: nurs* retrieves articles on nurse, nurses, nursing, etc. 

-      Use quote marks or parentheses to indicate that you want one or more words in the exact order in which you  type them.  Example-“myocardial infarction”  or  (myocardial infarction) AND (long-term care)

¨      Try to think of other ways to think of your concept in order to increase your results.  Example-Rather than looking for articles on “gender” you can try: gender OR sex difference OR male OR female OR men  OR women

Subject Search 

·       Requires specific Library of Congress Subject Headings. The words have to be typed in the exact order used by Library of Congress.  When you see Subject terms in a book record, they are links.  Click and you'll find more books on that topic.

       Examples of Library of Congress Subject Headings  

Myocardial infarction -- Patients -- Rehabilitation

Antineoplastic Agents -- therapeutic use -- Handbooks  

Nursing -- Research -- Methodology

Neoplasms -- nursing -- Child

Surgical nursing -- Problems, exercises, etc

Evidence-based nursing

Evidence-Based Medicine

  • Another type of subject search is specific to medical topics. Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary used for indexing articles for MEDLINE/PubMed. The OhioLINK catalog also uses MeSH. See the Articles and Databases tab for more details. It can be useful to start with a keyword search and use the resulting book records to identify the relevant subject headings.