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Medicine and Nursing Books & Media

How to Find books, videos, and other materials in Steely Library.

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
  • If you need additional assistance, Ask Steely Library!

For locating specific items, including videos in the Media Collection, using the library's catalog, NKUIRE, is recommended. Keyword, Author, Title, and Subject are among the ways you can search.

For Non-Print Media (videos, DVDs, CDs, slides, etc.), Consider the "Media Searches" tab atop the NKUIRE search page.

WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 49 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information from 2100 B.C.E. to the present. Includes holdings information from libraries across the world. Now includes the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. If Steely Library does not own a title, it may be requested through SourceFinder.

Browsing for books in Steely's Reference and Circulating collections can be very useful


For Medicine and Nursing, the following call number areas are suggested:

  • R5 - Medicine (General)
  • R131 - History of Medicine
  • R690 - Medicine as a Profession
  • R702 - Medicine and the Humanities
  • R723 - Medical Philosophy; Medical Ethics
  • R726.5 - Health Psychology
  • R726.8 - Terminal Care
  • R727 - Medical Personnel and the Public
  • R728 - Practice of Medicine
  • R735 - Medical Education
  • R855 - Medical Technology
  • R856 - Biomedical Engineering
  • R858 - Medical Informatics
  • R895 - Medical Physics; Medical Radiology; Nuclear Medicine
  • RA1 - Public Aspects of Medicine
  • RA399 - Regulation of medical Practice; Evaluation and Quality Control of Medical Care
  • RA407 - Health Status Indicators; Medical Statistics and Surveys
  • RA410 - Medical Economics
  • RA411 - Medical Care Plans
  • RA418 - Medicine and Society
  • RA421 - Public Health
  • RA440 - Study and Teaching of Medicine; Research
  • RA565 - Environmental Health
  • RA643 - Disease (communicable and noninfectious) and public health
  • RA645.3 - Home Health Care Services
  • RA648.5 - Epidemics; Epidemiology; Quarantine; Disinfection
  • RA773 - Personal Health and Hygiene
  • RA790 - Mental Health
  • RA960 - Medical Centers, Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes, etc.
  • RA1001 - Forensic Medicine
  • RA1190 - Toxicology
  • RB1 - Pathology
  • RC31 - Internal Medicine
  • RC49 - Psychosomatic Medicine
  • RC71 - Examination, Diagnosis
  • RC81 - Popular Medicine
  • RC86 - Medical Emergencies; Critical Care; Intensive Care; First Aid
  • RC109 - Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  • RC254 - Cancer; Oncology
  • RC321 - Neuroscience
  • RC346 - Neurology
  • RC435 - Psychiatry
  • RC952 - Geriatrics
  • RC963 - Industrial Medicine
  • RC1200 - Sports Medicine
  • RD1 - Surgery
  • RD78.3 - Anesthesiology
  • RD99 - Surgical Nursing
  • RD118 - Cosmetic Surgery
  • RD120.6 - Transplantation of Organs, Tissues, etc.
  • RE1 - Ophthalmology
  • RF1 - Otorhinolaryngology
  • RG1 - Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • RG940 - Maternal Care; Prenatal Care Services
  • RJ1 - Pediatrics
  • RK1 - Dentistry
  • RL1 - Dermatology
  • RM1 - Therapeutics; Pharmacology
  • RM695 - Physical Medicine; Physical Therapy
  • RS1 - Pharmacy and Materia Medica
  • RT1 - Nursing
  • RT48 - Nursing Assessment
  • RT50.5 - Nursing Informatics
  • RT71 - Study and Teaching of Nursing
  • RT82 - Nursing Careers
  • RT82.8 - Nurse Practitioners
  • RT84.5 - Nursing Theory and Philosophy
  • RT85.5 - Nursing Standards
  • RT86 - Nurse Relationships
  • RT89 - Nurse Administrators
  • RZ201 - Other Systems of Medicine (Chiropractic; Osteopathy, etc.)

New General Medicine Titles in the Library Catalog, NKUIRE

New Internal Medicine Titles in the Library Catalog, NKUIRE

New Nursing Titles in the Library Catalog NKUIRE



The Medicine & Nursing Research Guide is maintained by Robert Zai III. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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