Collection Development
for Academic Nursing Collections:
A Compilation of Resources in Print, Nonprint, and Electronic Formats

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Clicking below will lead you to a description and list of links for each category


Collection Policies   Core Lists   Reviews   Publishers /Vendors   Media

Library Catalogs   Associations/Organizations   Listservs/Forums   Databases

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

Here is a selected list of collection development policies that can assist you in preparing one of your own. Written policy statements generally include all or some of the following elements:

Philosophy - describes the library's basic theory or viewpoint regarding collection development.
Statement of need - Gives the purpose of the written policy
Goals - States the goals of the collection.
Objectives - States the objectives of the collection
Degrees and programs - Lists and describes the degrees and certificates offerred.
Collection levels - Describes the levels of collecting from basic through research for various areas of the curriculum.
Selection policy - Lists the types of materials to be collected in various formats.
Selection criteria - States the criteria and describes the methods used for selection of materials in all formats.
Selection responsibility - States the position(s) of the person(s) responsible for selection.
Approval plans - Lists any approval plans used.
Gifts - Describes the library's policy on acceptance and dissemination of gifts
Consortia - Describes the library's involvement in consortia or other cooperative arrangements with other libraries.
Collection management - Describes the criteria and procedures for weeding and preservation.

Auburn University at Montgomery
http://aumnicat.aum.edu/colldev/nursing.html

Dalton State College, Georgia
http://www.daltonstate.edu/library/policy/nursing_pol.htm

Indiana University Bloomington
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=2635

Northern Illinois University
http://www.ulib.niu.edu/aboutus/cdpolnursing.cfm

Northern Michigan University
http://library.nmu.edu/about/policies/collect_nurse.htm

Michigan State University
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=28617

University of Connecticut Libraries
http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/policies/collections/nursing.htm

University of Texas at Austin
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/admin/cird/policies/subjects/nursing.html

 

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CORE LISTS

The following core lists are prepared by librarians and designed to assist in the selection of resources that form the foundation of a particular area of a collection.

Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences
http://www.doody.com/dct/
A subscription resource, this list is for book selection only and Nursing is one of the specialties covered.

Essential Nursing Resources
http://nln.allenpress.com/pdfserv/i1536-5026-028-05-0276.pdf
This biennial list compiled by the Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing includes print, multimedia and electronic resources.

Selected List of Nursing Books and Journals
http://www.mssm.edu/library/brandon-hill/nursing/index.shtml
The Brandon /Hill List for Nursing, which has been discontinued, was the foremost core list in nursing and contained both book and journal titles with suggestions for initial purchase. The last list was published in 2002.

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REVIEWS

Librarians with limited budgets often rely on reviews to determine what titles to select for purchase.

Book of the Year Awards ( American Journal of Nursing)
http://www.ajnonline.com/
Available by subscription, the January issue of the American Journal of Nursing lists and reviews the best texts of the previous year.

Choice Reviews Online
http://www.cro2.org/
Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, this is the electronic version of the print journal, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Both versions provide reviews of books and electronic resources in all disciplines.

Doody's Electronic Journal
http://www.doody.com/drs/
This subscription service for health, nursing, and medical professionals provides a weekly e-mail bulletin containing reviews of new books from categories preselected by the subscriber.

Educational Media Reviews Online
http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/search.html
"A database of reviews of video, audio and computer programs from major educational and documentary distributors."

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PUBLISHERS/BOOKSELLERS/VENDORS
Many of these sites include a catalog of available titles. Some can be searched by subject or topic.

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/
Online bookstore.

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

http://www.appi.org/
Publisher of books, journals, and multimedia on psychiatry, mental health and behavioral science.

Aspen Publishers
http://www.aspenpublishers.com/
Publisher of books on health law and administration.

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
Online bookstore.

Blackwell Publishing
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books and journals on nursing, medicine, and allied health. The nursing subcategories include health and social care, mental health nursing, midwifery, and nutrition. Partners with many nursing organizations and societies in the publication of their journals.

Churchill-Livingstone see Elsevier

Delmar
see Thomson Delmar Learning

Elsevier

http://www.elsevier.com/
Major publisher of nursing and health sciences books, journals, and electronic resources. Imprints include Saunders, Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Butterworth-Heinemann and Hanley & Belfus

F.A. Davis Company
http://www.fadavis.com/about_us/index.cfm
Publisher of texts and professional books and electronic resources in health, nursing, and medicine.

Greenwood Publishing
http://www.greenwood.com/
Publisher of academic, and professional books. The Health/Medicine category includes books on aids, alternative healing, healthcare administration, general health, nursing, nutrition and public haleth.

Haworth Press, Inc.
http://www.haworthpressinc.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books and journals including nursing related titles.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
http://www.jkp.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books in the social and behavioral sciences. Health topics include bereavement and palliative care, eating disorders, dementia, and others.

Jones and Bartlett Publishers
http://www.jbpub.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books, multimedia, and online resources in nursing and other health fields including allied health, emergency medical services, health administration, health sciences and nutrition, medicine, and public health. Website includes a separate nursing section.

Jossey-Bass
http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/
Publishes books on consimer health, public health, health administration, gynecology and obstetrics, and other nursing related topics.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
http://www.lww.com/nursing/
Major publisher of academic and professional nursing books, journals, and electronic resources. Website includes the "Nursing Store" with separate sections for practicing nurses, advanced practice nurses, nursing faculty, and nursing students.

Login Brothers, Canada
http://lb.ca/
Major distributor of nursing and other health sciences and scientific/technical books and electronic products. Can search by nursing categories. Doody's star ratings are indicated when available.

Matthews Book Company
http://www.matthewsbooks.com/default.aspx
Distributor of nursing and other health science books and electronic media. Can do advanced search and results indicate Doody star rating.

McGraw Hill
http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/cgi-bin/pbg/medical-home.html
Publisher of professional nursing, health, and medical books.

Mosby see Elsevier

Oxford University Press
http://www.oup.com/us/?view=usa
Publisher of scholarly and professional books in a variety of disciplines. Subcategories under medicine include nursing and other related topics.

Prentice-Hall

http://vig.prenhall.com/
Publisher of a wide range of academic and professional nursing books

Rittenhouse Book Distributors
http://rittenhouse.com/
Major distributor of nursing and other health and medical books, videos, and electronic media. Can search by categories and can do advanced searching..

Sage Publications
http://www.sagepub.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books, journals, and electronic resources. Subject categories include health sciences and research with a selection of nursing and related titles.

Saunders see Elsevier

Springer Publishing Company
http://springerpub.com/index.html
Publisher of academic and scholaraly books and journals in nursing, psychology, gerontology & geriatrics, long-term care, social work, counseling, public health, rehabilitation, and medical education.

Taylor & Francis Group
http://www.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/
Publisher of academic and professional books and journals including a small selection of nursing titles.

Thomson Delmar Learning
http://www.delmarhealthcare.com/
Publishers of academic and professional books, software, and other learning materials.

W.B. Saunders see Elsevier

Wiley Publishers
http://www.wiley.com/
Publisher of nursing related academic and professional print and electronic products.

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MEDIA PRODUCERS / DISTRIBUTORS

These sites will help you to locate videos and software on a variety of nursing and related topics.

Aquarius Health Care Videos
http://www.aquariusproductions.com/
Producers of videos on various health related topics such as aging/gerontology, disease and healing, and mental health.

Cine-Med
http://www.cine-med.com/
Producer of educational videos for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Categories include perioperative nursing, research, and patient safety.

Coastal Health Training
http://www.coastalhealth.com/
Producer of non-clinical training videos and software on a variety of health care issues such as emergency preparedness, diversity in health care, and ambulatory care.

College of DuPage Office of Special Services
http://www.cod.edu/software/nursing.htm
Producer of computer assisted instruction for nursing students and the healthcare professions.

Concept Media
http://www.conceptmedia.com/
Producer and distributor of videos and cd-roms with an emphasis on nursing and allied health.

CRM Films
http://www.crmlearning.com/
Producer of non-clinical training videos on a variety of topics including patient diversity and communication in healthcare.

Educational Video Network
https://www.evndirect.com/
Producer of educational videos on a variety of health topics.

Fanlight Productions
http://www.fanlight.com/
Distributor of videos on a variety of nursing and other health related topics.

Films for the Humanities and Sciences

http://www.films.com/
Producer and distributor of videos including health and wellness topics related to nursing.

Insight Media
http://www.insight-media.com/
Distributors of of videocassettes, CD-ROMs, and DVDs on nursing and allied health

RAmEx Ars Medica, Inc
http://www.ramex.com/index.asp
Distributor of videos and software for professionals in nursing, medicine, and allied health..

Rittenhouse Book Distributors
http://rittenhouse.com/
Major distributor of nursing and other health and medical books, videos, and electronic media. Can search by categories and can do advanced searching..

Terra Nova Films
http://www.terranova.org/
Producer and distributer of videos concerning aging including healthy aging and caregiving.

TrainingABC
http://www.trainingabc.com/
Producers and distributors of a variety of nursing realted training videos. Subjects include diversity, conflict resolution, communication in healthcare, and many others.

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ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS

These organizations and associations publish one or more journals and/or other nursing resources.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
http://www.aanp.org/default.asp

American Association for the History of Nursing
http://www.aahn.org/

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
http://www.aacn.org/

American Nurses Association
http://nursingworld.org/

American Organization of Nurse Executives
http://www.hospitalconnect.com/aone/about/home.html

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/

Association of Operating Room Nurses
http://www.aorn.org/

Emergency Nurses Association
http://www.ena.org/

HRSA Information Center - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
http://www.ask.hrsa.gov/
Offers free professional and consumer publications on a variety of health topics.

International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
http://www.ispn-psych.org/html/serpn.html

National Association of School Nurses
http://www.nasn.org/

National Black Nurses Association
http://www.nbna.org/

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
https://www.ncsbn.org/resources.htm

National League for Nursing
http://www.nln.org/

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
http://www.nonpf.com/

North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
http://www.nanda.org/

Oncology Nursing Society

http://ons.org/publications/

Sigma Theta Tau International
http://www.stti.org/VirginiaHendersonLibrary/

Society of Pediatric Nurses
http://www.pedsnurses.org/

Transcultural Nursing Society
http://www.tcns.org/

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LIBRARY CATALOGS

It is possible to use other libraries' catalogs for identification, selection, and verification of nursing materials. You can search another library's catalog to identify titles in a particular subject area or classification, to identify new editions or new volumes in a series for selection purposes, to identify strengths and weaknesses for the collection for evaluation, and to verify bibliographic citations and holdings.

Adelphi University
http://alicat.adelphi.edu/
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, post-master's

Barry University
http://bulib.barry.edu/
Programs: Master's, post-master's certificates, doctoral

Emory University
http://web.library.emory.edu/
Undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate certificates, doctoral

Georgetown University

http://gulib.lausun.georgetown.edu/
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, post-master's certificate

Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington
http://www.iucat.iu.edu/
Programs: Undergraduate

Johns Hopkins University
http://www.welch.jhu.edu/about/nirc.html
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, MSN/MBA, post-master's certificates, doctoral

New York University
http://library.nyu.edu/
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, post-master's, doctoral

Quinnipiac University
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x897.xml
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, post-master's certificate

University of Illinois at Chicago
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhsc/
Undergraduate, master's, post-master's certificate, MS/MBA, doctoral,

University of Miami
http://www.library.miami.edu/Richterlibrary.html
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, doctoral

University of Michigan
http://www.lib.umich.edu/
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, post-master's certificate, MS/MBA, doctoral,

University of Texas at Austin
http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, doctoral, post-doctoral

University of Washington
http://catalog.lib.washington.edu/search~/
Programs: Undergraduate, master's, doctoral

Yale University

http://www.library.yale.edu/
Programs: Master's, post-master's certificate, MSN/MBA, doctoral,

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DATABASES

Databases will help you to identify current and retrospective nursing materials.

BooksInPrint.com
http://www.booksinprint.com/bip/
A comprehensive subscription database of book, audio, and video titles that includes selected reviews and awards.

NICEM Film & Video Finder Online
http://www.nicem.com/index.html
A subscription audiovisual database of educational media in all formats.

Cinahl
http://www.ebscohost.com/cinahl/
A significant number of books are indexed. Searches can be limited to the document type, book. Other indexed resources include dissertations, conference proceedings, software, and audiovisual materials.

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LISTSERVS/FORUMS

E-mail discussion groups and forums can be useful for identifying and reviewing new resources, getting recommendations for best titles on a particular topic, for comparing resources, for keeping up-to-date with collection activities, and for networking with other librarians or subject specialists.

Collection Development (COLLDV-L)

http://www.infomotions.com/serials/colldv-l
This is a moderated disussion list for those involved with library collection development including publishers and vendors.To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
COLLDV-L@USC.EDU
In the body of the message (not the subject line) write only::
SUBSCRIBE COLLDV-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

GlobalRN

http://nurseweb.ucsf.edu/www/globalin.htm
Formerly CULTURE AND NURSING, this listserv is sponsored by the School
of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco and is for nurses and
other healthcare professionals interested in topics related to culture and health. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
LISTSERV@LISTSERVE.UCSF.EDU.
In the body of the message (not the subject line), write only:
SUBSCRIBE GLOBALRN Yourfirstname Yourlastname.

Medical Librarians (MEDLIB-L)
http://www.mlanet.org/discussion/medlibl.html
Shares information by and for medical librarians and other interested professionals. To subscribe send e-mail message to:
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU
In the body of the message (not the subject line), write only
SUBSCRIBE MEDLIB-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

NAHRS Discussion List
http://nahrs.mlanet.org/activity/discussion_list.html
A discussion forum for members of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section of the Medical Library Association..

NP Clinical
http://lists.nurse.net/mailman/listinfo/NP-Clinical
This is an online discussion group for Nurse Practitioners focusing on clinical topics.

NP Info
http://lists.nurse.net/mailman/listinfo/NPInfo
This is an online discussion group for Nurse Practitioners focusing primarily on non-clinical issues.

Nursing History (NURHIS-L)
http://listserv.uconn.edu/nurhis-l.html
A list for those interested in the history of nursing.
To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU
In the body of the message, (not the subject line), write only
SUBSCRIBE NURHIS-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Nursing Informatics (NRSING L)

http://mailman.amia.org/mailman/listinfo/nrsing-l
This list is for discussion of nursing and healthcare informatics, computer-assisted learning, and various other nursing and healthcare related topics.
To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
LISTSERV@LIBRARY.UMMED.EDU
In the body of the message (not the subject line), write only:
SUBSCRIBE NRSING L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Nursing Issues (NURSENET)

http://www.graduateresearch.com/NurseNet/
This is an open, unmoderated, global electronic conference for discussing diverse issues in nursing administration, education,
practice, and research. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
listserv@listserv.arizona.edu
In the body of the message (not the subject line), write only:
SUBSCRIBE NURSENET Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Nursing Research (NurseRes)
http://listserv.kent.edu/archives/nurseres.html
This list focuses on nursing research for novice and experienced researchers as well as students. It welcomes questions, contributions, and discussion on any aspect of research or clinical practice.
To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.KENT.EDU
In the body of the message (not the subject line), write only:
SUBSCRIBE NURSERES Yourfirstname Yourlastname

VideoLib
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/vrtlists.html
Topics of discussion include issues related to the evaluation, selection, and acquisition of videos.

Videonews
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/vrtlists.html
This list includes discussion related to the selection, acquisition, and preservation of videos in the nonprofit sector.

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Compiled by Linda Weinberg, Assistant Professor and Library Liaison to the School of Nursing, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York 11530. Please contact me with corrections or updates at lweinberg@adelphi.edu

Last updated 11/5/08