The Nursing/Biology Library currently has on site over 70,000 items. About three-fourths of the collection is devoted to nursing and supporting disciplines and one-fourth is in the biological sciences. The collection consists of journals, monographs, dissertations and audiovisual materials, including slides and video cassettes. The Nursing/Biology Library also houses historical collections, particularly in nursing.
The library subscribes to over 400 print and electronic journals, which include most of those nursing journals published in the English language as well as selected medical and biological journals. To access specific electronic journals, use the Electronic Journal Title Finder, entering the title or keywords in the title of the journal for which you seek.
The policy of the library is to collect literature as it relates to the programs offered by CUA's School of Nursing and Department of Biology. The collection also reflects CUA's interdisciplinary programs and faculty interests. Since the library supports curriculum and instruction programs from the baccalaureate through the doctoral level, it offers a broad range of materials but emphasizes those most appropriate for scholarly research. Research material can be located through the ALADIN collection of databases, which includes the online library catalog for CUA.