Nursing I - Research

This guide, the first of two nursing guides, is a collection of research resources designed to help you conduct research on the best databases, write your paper and cite your sources.

Organization of this Guide to Nursing Literature

The field of Nursing and nursing education has blossomed at DeSales!  We have many programs beginning with our traditional four-year day program and continuing through the ACCESS, Accelerated, MSN, NP and the Doctoral Programs.  And the information - and sources of information - has likewise grown.  This guide is only one of two Nursing Help Guides designed to help you find and use the resources you need to write the research papers, prepare the poster sessions, obtain readings, and make the necessary connections required to earn your degree.   

One of the things that libraries do best is to provide access - to information, resources, tools & people.  Below is a link to your library collection at DeSales.  You are also welcome, through our academic affiliation with the local university and college group known as LVAIC, to search the online library catalogs of Cedar Crest College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University,Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College.  The LVAIC institutions are the first ones we turn to wnen processing your interlibrary loan requests.  You can use your DeSales ID to borrow books in person at any of these institutions as well.

Also below is a link to our Get Connected - Focus on Nursing brochure which you can print and keep handy for a quick reference to 

On this page below is a list of our most frequently used library telephone numbers and staff emails.  Use them!  We anticipate and look forward to hearing from you.

As a side note, you may be interested to learn that we have formed a Library Student Advisory Group (LSAG) to assist and advise us as we customize our services to meet your anticipated and recognized needs.  If you feel you have something to contribute, join us!  All we ask you bring is a sincere interest and a willing spirit.  Ask about the LSAG at the Circulation Desk the next time you visit the library.


Listed below are the telephone number and the office extensions to use to contact your library staff:

Circulation Desk - x1266         Reference - x1395        Interlibrary Loan - x1257    

Nursing Liaison (Loretta) - x1346

Note:  for individuals calling from off-campus you need to first dial: 610-282-1100.


 Listed below are additional ways you can post a message to your librarians:

   * Tweet your questions to  @trexler_library             * TXT to (610) 898-3184

   * Click the "ASK US" button wherever you see it on our web pages or go to

Get Connected!