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R2 Digital Library (Rittenhouse)
Provides access to an ebook collection related to medical, nursing and allied health content from key health science publishers.

ProQuest Ebook Central
Offers full text electronic books in all subject areas. Allows searching by full text, title, author, subjects, publication dates, and more. Individual titles are also listed in the library catalog.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection
Features a collection of current electronic books covering a wide range of subjects.

Taylor & Francis eBooks
Offers full text ebooks in a variety of disciplines. To limit your search results to items that are available to the Villanova community, click "Show content I have access to" from your search results screen.

PubMed Central
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the National Institutes of Health.

Suggested Research-related ebooks


  • Beck, C. T. (2016). Developing a program of research in nursing. Springer Publishing Company.
    • Provides novice researchers with the tools and perspective to develop their own program of research. Guides nurses in a step-by-step through all aspects of program development. It underscores the importance of doing research that is knowledge driven and not limited to a particular method, and describes the characteristics of a successful research program and how to achieve it. 
  • Bonnel, W. E., & Smith, K. V. (2018). Proposal writing for clinical nursing and DNP projects (2nd ed). Springer Publishing Company. 
    • This practical, concise, and accessible guide for graduate students and advanced clinicians delivers step-by-step guidelines for integrating research and best evidence to produce concise, well-written project proposals. 
  • Boswell, C., Boswell, C., & Cannon, S. (2014). Introduction to nursing research: Incorporating evidence-based practice (3rd ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    • The text focuses on how students can incorporate research into their daily practice while considering the newest trends and research. The Fourth Edition focuses on the meaning of evidence, the use of quality improvement, and the practical application of these aspects for the practicing healthcare provider. 
  • Marshall, B. (2020). Fast facts to loving your research project: A stress-free guide for novice researchers in nursing and healthcare. Springer Publishing Company.
    • A user-friendly introduction to evidence-based practice and other types of research-based initiatives that improve patient outcomes.
  • Moran, K. J., Burson, R., & Conrad, D. (Eds.). (2020). The doctor of nursing practice project: A framework for success (3rd ed). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    • With a primary focus on delivering key information on planning, implementing, and evaluating a project, the text also emphasizes the impact that DNP-prepared nurses and well-developed DNP projects have in shaping the future of nursing. 
  • Oermann, M. H., & Hays, J. C. (2019). Writing for publication in nursing (4th ed). Springer Publishing Company.
    • Guides users through the entire process of writing evidence-based research papers and journal articles, disseminating clinical project findings and innovations, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The completely updated fourth edition expands the content on conducting and writing systematic, integrative, and literature reviews; disseminating evidence and writing papers on clinical topics; and reporting quality-improvement studies.
  • Roush, K. (2019). A nurse’s step-by-step guide to writing a dissertation or scholarly project (2nd ed). Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
    • ​​​​​​​ A straightforward how-to guide. This book is intentionally concise because, let's be honest, the last thing a busy candidate needs is another unwieldy, doorstop- sized book. Packed with practical steps and tools, this fully updated second edition-which includes a new chapter on the various formats for manuscript dissertations- will help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or scholarly project. 
  • Wood, M. J., & Kerr, J. C. (2011). Basic steps in planning nursing research: From question to proposal (7th ed). Jones and Bartlett.
    • Details the development of an effective research plan, and guides readers through all stages of the process from finding a research topic, to the final written proposal.
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