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Nursing: Nursing Leaders

Provides databases and websites of credible nursing resources

Introduction to Nursing

This page provides nursing students with sources available through the Kirkwood library and the Internet. It is not exhaustive, but meant to be a good start for successfully completing the assignment. Please use the library catalog and EBSCOhost to look up "your" nursing leader by name. A few credible Internet sites about some of the harder to find leaders have also been provided.

General books on Nursing Leaders in print

Selected Internet Sources on Nursing Leaders

eBooks on Nursing Leaders

Downloading EBSCOhost eBooks

Downloading Options

EBSCOhost eBooks gives you several different options for viewing an eBook. Select the method below that works the best for your needs.

Reading on-screen

  • Use the "eBook Full Text" button for online viewing.
  • EBSCOhost eBooks may be read online at any time. This will work on almost any computer with internet access, and will also work on most tablets or smartphones that have a browser application. Although most titles on EBSCOhost eBooks allow an unlimited number of users at once, you may occasionally get a message that you need to wait for another user to close the title before you can access it.

Printing or Saving a chapter or section

  • EBSCOhost eBooks may be saved or printed, but only a section at a time. Each book is limited by the publisher to an upper limit of 30 or 60 pages that may be printed.
  • Click the "PDF Full Text" button (see image below) to view the book and decide which portion you want to save. For both printing and saving, click the "Save Pages" link along the top of the page. You will then enter the span of pages you want to save. Those selected pages will then be downloaded as a PDF file to your computer.
  • To print, open that downloaded PDF file and print from there.
  • You may also use this method to download a portion of the book as a PDF file, then load that PDF file onto your ebook reader or tablet for offline reading.







  • Using the "Download This eBook" button (see image above) ebooks may be downloaded for offline reading on a laptop, desktop, ebook reader or other mobile device. See links below for detailed instructions as they differ depending on the type of device you use.
  • EBSCO will ask you to log in to your My EBSCOhost account - this is an account you create yourself, using your own email. It will also require downloading and using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) program, and logging into that with your own account using your own email. Click here for complete directions for downloading entire books using ADE.
  • Detailed directions for downloading to different types of mobile devices and operating systems:



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