Books in Brown Library are arranged in Library of Congress call number order. Each book has a unique call number, making it possible for you to find it on the shelf. Books on medicine are found in the R section. You can go to the shelves and browse or you can locate a specific book by clicking on the Books link from the right sidebar. Most of the books in Brown Library are circulating books and can be found on the top floor.
There are several health technology textbooks on reserve at the circulation desk. Also on reserve are nursing dictionaries, diagnosis manuals and test preparation guides. Please click here for a complete list. Search reserve lists by class, subject or teacher.
These encyclopedias are being relocated to the top floor during fall semester, 2010.
Books at OVID - links to 15 different online medical reference titles including 2009 Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide, Lippincott's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests and Lippincott's Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - electronic reference books including: The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, and The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine.
We only have paper subscriptions to five medical journals. Our policy is to keep 10 years of each title. These titles are currently located at the back of the reference section on the main floor.
In addition to our hard copy sources, we also provide access to periodicals through our electronic databases. Most of these databases are provided by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. These databases include references to articles that are full-text, as well as references to abstracts and citations.
Nursing periodicals full-text through VIVA - Choose the category tab and then choose health sciences. Choose the nursing subcategory and click go.
The databases listed below cover topics in nursing and health.
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