Banner Image

Nursing: Reference Materials

Reference Overview

The reference collection includes a variety of books and databases that provide access to information on all topics, usually concise overviews.

In the library, try browsing the library shelves with some of the call numbers that are listed below, or by searching in the library catalog or databases with the search tips provided on the Books and Databases tabs.

From off-campus, enter your LOLA # (i.e. L00123456), you must use the letter (B, L, N, or H) at the beginning of your LOLA #  and your PIN is your birthdate (i.e. mmddyy or ddmmyy).

Examples of Reference Books in the Library

There are encyclopedias and dictionaries on all topics, and they are outstanding sources of background information. Please use our online catalog to continue your search.

Browse the Shelves in the Library

Call numbers will help you browse the shelves.

National Library of Medicine Classification

QS Human anatomy

QT Physiology

QU Biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics

QV Pharmacology

QW Microbiology and immunology

QX Parasitology

QY Clinical laboratory pathology

QZ Pathology

WY Nursing

Dewey Decimal Classification

610 Medical sciences; medicine

610.7 Education, nursing, related topics

611 Human anatomy, cytology, histology

612 Human physiology

613 Promotion of health

614 Incidence & prevention of disease

615 Pharmacology & therapeutics, prescription drugs

616 Diseases

617 Surgery & related medical specialties

617.1 Wounds and injuries

618 Gynecology & other medical specialties