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Library Resources for New Nursing Faculty: Teaching Resources

Academic Software

The University provides many academic software packages for use by faculty and students. Available software includes SAS, SPSS, Nvivo, ATLAS.ti, Mathematica, MatLab, Refworks, SciFinder and more. View the list of all software provided by the University.


Use Canvas to manage courses and deliver course content online. To simplify the process for faculty, each semester all courses are set up automatically and populated with student enrollment; faculty only have to "publish" the course to have it accessible for the students.

Contact: Randy Adams  (972) 567-9099

Classroom Response Systems

Take attendance easily and monitor student learning progress with immediate, in-class feedback using "clickers" in your classroom. 

Contact: Nursing IT Office - 4th floor LHSON Academic Building

Randy Adams  972 567-9099

Trent Morelock  972 576-9098

Desrick Shelton 972 576-9097


Use the resources from this site for guidance in dealing with copyright issues.  More details about copyright are available from the University's main copyright site. You may also contact the Nursing librarian.


How to Link to Resources

Use this to learn how to link to the full text of a Baylor-owned journal article or other electronic resource that you want your students to use.  Using a link like this complies fully with copyright law and will generate behind-the-scenes usage statistics so the librarian knows which e-resources are being used.  This linking works for both on and off campus access.

Note the EBSCO tab in the example -- CINAHL is an EBSCOHost database.

Nursing LRC Instruction Services

Your Nursing Librarian can provide your students with course-related instruction that focuses on their specific research needs.   We can provide in-class demonstrations on searching databases such as CINAHL, MEDLINE using the EBSCO or PubMed interfaces, The Cochrane Library, other electronic resources such as Stat!Ref, Micromedex, AccessMedicine, or citation management tools such as RefWorks to help demystify APA formatting.

This is not a comprehensive list, so if you don't see it listed here, please ask!  Faculty can reach the Nursing Librarian by calling (972) 576-9200, emailing; or stopping by the NLRC in the basement of the LHSON Academic Building at 333 N. Washington Avenue in Dallas.

Libraries' Catalog

Library Link in Canvas

Use this feature within Canvas to get fast access to library services and resources without leaving the Canvas environment.

LockDown Browser

Give secure online exams that lock students into the assessment and disable printing, copying, going to another URL, or accessing other applications.

Contact: Nursing IT Office - 4th floor of the LHSON Academic Building

Online Survey Creation

With Qualtrics Online Survey software provided by the Baylor Central Libraries, you can create surveys (with no additional software other than a browser), share research tools with colleagues at other institutions, and get full technical support.  The "Using Qualtrics" web page provides additional information.

Personal and Academic Websites

The Electronic Library offers WordPress (Blogs @ Baylor) at for class and student web sites and (Sites @ Baylor) at for professional/personal websites.  This web page provides additional information.


The Nursing LRC has print copies of most required and recommended textbooks on two-hour reserve for undergraduate nursing coursework. We also have the following items:

  • Sphygmomanometers (blood pressure cuffs) - 3 weeks    Cuff sizes range from Adult Large down to newborn
  • Otoscope/ophthalmoscope kits - 3 weeks
  • Denver Development kits and manuals - 3 weeks
  • Glucometers - 3 weeks
  • Pulse oximeters - 3 weeks

If you would like to place other items on reserve, send a message to explaining the specifics of your request.

Resources for Clinical Teaching or Clinical/Critical Thinking

The Nursing LRC has many books (and some e-books) on how to teach nursing, both in the classroom and in the clinical setting.  Use either of the subject headings below to find titles, or do a keyword search in the library catalog.  Or ask a Nursing Librarian for help.

Nursing -- Study and teaching. 




Education, Nursing -- methods.

Below are two excellent titles on the subject

  1. Teaching in nursing and role of the educator: the complete guide to best practice in teaching, evaluation, and curriculum development, Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, editor. WY 18 T253 2015 
  2. Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions, edited by Martha J. Bradshaw and Beth L. Hultquist WY 18 I580 2017

TurnItIn Plagiarism Detection/Prevention Service

Use this web-based service to help prevent and detect plagiarism in research papers and reports.

Video Conferencing Services at the Nursing School

The Nursing School has some classrooms and conference rooms equipped for videoconferencing, which allows you to connect across town, to Waco, or around the world.  For more information, contact Trent Morelock.

Videos, Audiovisuals, Models, Kits, Games and Posters

The Nursing LRC has audiovisual resources such as films on DVD, CD, streaming video or as models, kits, games and posters.  Nursing faculty may check out these resources for instructional use.  These resources can be found in the library catalog . We also have two copies at the NLRC Information Desk of a black three-ring binder listing with photos and descriptions of all of the NLRC's models, kits, and games for those who want to browse.

Many Nursing LRC videos are listed on the LHSON Nursing LRC website under the course number.  Access is restricted to LHSON faculty, students and staff only. These videos can be viewed from on or off campus.

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