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NUR 1020 - Prof. Harris-Smith: Books

An introduction to the nursing resources

Why Books?

Books are a good source in research process as they provide an overview or background information on a subject and also help to put your topic in perspective. If you don't know where to begin, use the library catalog to locate books on your topic.

Search the U/CL Catalog

Search for Books & eBooks. To locate other library materials use the BC Libraries homepage.


Reference Books, Circulating Books & eBooks



Circulating Books

A print book that can be checked out using your library card.

Reference Books

A book organized in a specific manner which allows users to easily access  information. In print format, these books can only be used in the library. In electronic format, they can be accessed remotely. Examples: Encyclopedia, Atlas


An electronic book that can be accessed online remotely from home or anywhere off-campus.

Off-campus Access

BC One Access


You must log in with your BC Email to access magazine or journal articles, streaming videos, library eBooks, and library databases.

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Required and Recommended Course Textbooks

These materials are available at the Check Out Desk and on the 3rd floor in the nursing section (RT 42 to RT 55) of the University/College Library on Central Campus. The loan period for items identified as textbook and course reserves is three hours and are in-library use only.