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Nursing information in the library, from basic knowledge to specific types of research articles to video tutorials

Nursing Info in the Library

This guide covers many aspects of finding nursing information in the library, from basic knowledge to specific types of research articles. Use the table of contents to the left to find exactly what you need, or use the Previous and Next buttons at the bottom of each page to go through the entire guide.

Contact me, the Nursing Librarian, if you need more help, by using the options in the tabs above.

Rebecca & Diana are the Science Librarians at Buley. Rebecca does Biology, Nursing, Psychology, and general science & technology questions. Diana does Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Math, Physics, and general science & technology.

Rebecca Hedreen
Hilton C. Buley Library
BU 122H

Search Reference Books for Background Info and Review

Often, the first step to understanding something is knowing the background. Review concepts, get definitions, and find alternative search terms in books like:

Browse the Shelves

Most books and other items in the library are organized by the Library of Congress Call Number system. In that system, the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) are under Q and medicine is under R.

Book related directly to Nursing are in the RTs, while the rest of the Rs are other aspects of medicine. Anatomy and Physiology are considered part of basic science, and are in the QMs and QPs, respectively. Some of immunology and infectious disease resources are in QR (microbiology) You'll find medical materials in the Main Circulating Stacks (3rd floor), Oversized Books (3rd floor), Media (1st floor), and Reference (1st floor). You will also find related subjects in the social sciences (H) and instrumentation and technology (T) (you should search specifically for your topic, as these are LARGE sections).

Here are the subjects associated with specific call numbers, in case you'd like to browse. However, if you are looking for something specific, searching the SouthernSearch library catalog is usually quicker.

  • QM Human anatomy
  • QP Physiology
  • QR Microbiology
  • R Medicine (General)
  • RA Public aspects of medicine
  • RB Pathology
  • RC Internal medicine
  • RD Surgery
  • RE Ophthalmology
  • RF Otorhinolaryngology
  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • RJ Pediatrics
  • RK Dentistry
  • RL Dermatology
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • RT Nursing
  • RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
  • RX Homeopathy
  • RZ Other systems of medicine