Hello, I'm Mou Chakraborty, Director of Public Services at the
Blackwell Library. I supervise the Research & Instructional
Services (RIS) Department
and the Access Services Department. What it means for you is
that I am your contact person for your instructional needs at
the Blackwell Library.
You can call me at
410-543-6131 or email me at
Other Contacts in the Library
You can call the
Research & Instructional Services Desk at
1-888-543-0148 (ask for Blackwell Library Research Help Desk) or
directly at 410-548-5988
Stephanie Fridie is the liaison for
Collection Development. You can contact Stephanie at
You can chatwith the Circulation staff asking them basic library questions including
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) questions.
You can chatwith the Research &
librarians to ask them
You can also get help 24
hours a day, 7 days a week through the Maryland AskUsNow
reference service. Find out more about that
I'd highly encourage
you to also go through the
Library Tutorial as it will answer many of the questions you have.
you're new to the library website, here's a
quick tutorial to show you how to get around!
Handbooks, Manuals, Encyclopedias, Textbooks Overviews
and background information
ACP Medicine, by American College of Physicians 3 volume
loose leaf, updated monthly
Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 3rd ed.
Ref. RC 86.7.A85 2010
Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 22nd ed.
Ref. RC46.C423 2004
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
Ref. RC71.A14 2009
Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, 2nd ed.
Ref. RT81.5.E53 2006
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th
Ref. RC46.H333 2008
Infectious Diseases in Context, 2 volumes
Ref. RC111.I516 2008
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy
Ref. RC55.M44 2006
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, Medline
Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied
Health, 7th ed. Revised
Ref. R121.E56 2005
Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health
Professions, 7th ed.
Ref. R121.M89 2006
Mosby’s Medical Dictionary
Ref. R121.M89 2009
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 27th ed.
Ref. R121.S8 2003
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions &
Nursing, 6th ed.
Ref. R121.S811 2008
Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
Davis’s Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory & Diagnostic
Tests with Nursing Implications, 2nd ed.
Ref. RB38.2.V36 2006
Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications, 8th
Ref. RT48.5.K44 2010
Laboratory Tests & Diagnostic Procedures with Diagnosis
Ref. RT48.5.C67 2008
Mosby’s Diagnostic & Laboratory Test Reference, 7th
Ref. RB38.2.P337 2005
Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic & Laboratory Tests, 4th
Ref. RB38.2.P34 2010
Widmann’s Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Tests, 11th
Ref. RM301.12.N87 2005
Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses
Ref. RM301.12.D44 2009
Mosby’s Nursing Drug Reference
Ref. RM138.M68 2011
National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal
Physician’s Desk Reference
Ready Ref. RS75.P5 2009
Guides to Physical Examination
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking, 10th
Ref. RC76.B33 2009
DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination, 8th ed.
Ref. RC76.D45 2004
Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 7th ed.
Ref. RC76.M63 2011
Guide to Reference Sources
Essential Nursing Resources
A bibliography of resources compiled by the Interagency
Council on Information Resources for Nursing (ICIRN).
Education Perspectives Sept. 2009.
Nursing Related Periodicals in Blackwell Library & Online
Paper copies of
journals, bound volumes, and current issues
For complete records of journal holdings in Blackwell Library,
catalogUSMAI for the title of the
Electronic journals - full text of articles available online
See the E-journals list in
to find journals in electronic format.
Ask yourself if you need scholarly sources or popular sources
for your assignment. Many times, your professor will insist on
scholarly sources. What does that mean? Find out using this
comparison table handout.
We have several databases you can use to search for journal,
magazine, or newspaper articles. Some of them only give a
citation to the article, and some have the full-text. Here is a
list of databases you might want to try. NOTE: If you
are off campus, you will need to log in with the barcode from
the BACK of your Gull Card to access the databases.
CINAHL - a comprehensive
nursing and allied health database. CINAHL (Cumulative Index
to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) covers over 1600
professional journals in nursing and allied health. Also
includes publications from the National League for Nursing
and the American Nurses' Association.
Access to journals, healthcare books and book chapters,
dissertations, conference proceedings, and standards of
practice. Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences
librarianship, alternative complementary medicine, consumer
health and 17 allied health disciplines. 1982-present.
Advance search techniques:
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source - a
full-text resource providing access to scholarly research in
nursing and related fields. The collection consists of over
Health Source- Nursing Academic - Nearly
600 Scholarly full text titles covering nursing and allied
health, 450 of these are peer-reviewed titles about 400 more
titles are indexed and abstracted. Includes full text from
titles such as: Ceative Nursing, Issues in :Comprehensive
Pediatric Nursing; Community Health Nursing; Jouranl of
Nursing Management; Patient Care for the Nurse Practitions;
MEDLINE - Produced
by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the MEDLINE
database is widely recognized as the premier source for
bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical
literature. MEDLINE contains bibliographic
citations and author abstracts from more than 4,800
biomedical journals published in the United States and 70
produced by American Psychological Association (APA),
PsycINFO is the gold standard database
for psychology and related fields, with more than 1.7
million citations and abstracts of journal articles, book
chapters and books, technical reports, and dissertations.
Its holdings include material from 1,700 periodicals in over
PsycArticles- includes full text articles
from 71 journals in psychology and related fields.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences - provides
coverage of nearly 550 full-text journals, including more
than 500 peer-reviewed titles. The Psychology & Behavioral
Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and
behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental
processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental
methods. Nearly every full-text title included in this
database is indexed in PsycINFO.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY & NEWSPAPERS:
Academic Search Complete
- a multidisciplinary database from EBSCO with a mix of
scholarly and popular resources, a lot of full-text and Find
It links when there is no full-text available
full-text resources; the newest documents are 3-5 years old.
- this database contains full-text world news, legal and
- a collection of full-text major newspapers including
The New York Times and
Find It Button
WHAT DOES THAT CUTE LITTLE FIND IT BUTTON DO, ANYWAY?
It's a bit like magic,
really. The Find It button does three things:
Looks in all of our
databases to see if the document you want is available
full-text in another of our databases. If so, it links you
Links you to the library
catalog when we have the item you want in print or
Links you to ILLiad
(interlibrary loan) so you can borrow the item from another
library if we don't have access electronically or in print.
video tutorial for more information about ILL.
The Find It button is YOUR
FRIEND!!! See it in action in this
You can also use the
Citation Linker, another fabulously cool tool. It is
useful when you are reading an article and it cites another
article that looks like it would be super useful for your
research. You plug in the citation information for that
article and can find out how to access it, whether it be
electronically, physically in the library, or through
Interlibrary Loan. It works the same way as Find It, but you
don't have to be in a database.
Learn more about the
Citing your work
Plagriarism is not cool. Of course you want to
make sure you give proper credit to any source that you use to
write your papers, whether you directly quote or paraphrase.
This guide helps students understand what plagiarism is and
how to avoid it.
this guide to help you cite your work, and remember
librarians are good at answering citation questions as well!
Here are some of my favorite
sites for help with APA Style: