A. Chronology of the Subject
The emphasis is on current practice and policies. The journal literature reflects the cumulative body of nursing knowledge.
B. Languages of Resources Collected
Only English language material is collected. Translations are seldom selected.
C. Geography of the Subject
The emphasis is on North America, although materials from the UK and other English-speaking countries are considered.
D. Format of the Resources Collected
Serials, monographs, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, directories, proceedings, government publications, bibliographies, videos/streaming videos, images, and materials related to certification, licensure and specialized education/training are collected.
Research data - particularly data that is not already openly available or that cannot/will not be placed in exisiting research data repositories - may be collected. For additional guidelines, please see MSU's Digital Research Data Collection Development Policy.
Not collected: Theses from other institutions, catalogs, programmed texts, study guides, laboratory manuals, ephemera, clinical software. The
E. Date of Publication of Resources Collected
The emphasis is on current publications. Material older than five years is seldom considered unless gaps in significant series are being filled.