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Oncology Nurse Practitioner Fellows

A guide for all things library designed especially for new NP's participating in the James Cancer Hospital's oncology fellowship program.

Background/Quick Answer Databases

Background Information

When you need to get familiar with a topic before doing more in-depth research, background information can be very helpful. Background information is typically found in places like books (both in print and electronic versions), web sites, review articles, and some special databases we refer to as "point of care" databases.

Below you will find links to some of the most useful background sources.

Finding Books

Follow the link below to search the OSU Library catalog for nursing books in both print and electronic format.  Simply enter your keywords to search, or switch to the Title tab to look for specific texts.  To limit your search to electronic books, click on the Modify Search Button button and select E-books as your preferred Material Type.


When viewing the records for print books, you will see which library owns that particular book.  If the item you are interested in is located at a distant library (e.g. Newark or Lima), you can click on  to have it delivered to the local OSU Library of your choice.

  • If you are an out-of-state distance student, simply select Distance User (Out of State) as your pick-up location and our Interlibrary Services department will work with you to ship the item. 
  • If you are an in-state distance student, you can request the item through the OhioLINK catalog to have it delivered to the nearest OhioLINK Library of your choice.  To do this, simply click the OhioLINK Catalog button at the top of the record, then click the green Request button to submit your request.