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Health Services (IHS)

Book Search

The Discover search box on the Library's home page is a gateway to thousands of ebooks. You can limit to "source type" ebooks (click "show more" if you don't see it.) To find print books (and some ebooks) in the library's collection, use the search box below.

Library Catalog Search      
  • Type in a specific title or click the dropdown to search by author (last name first!) 
  • Start a subject search by using the keyword option on the dropdown menu.
  • When you find a book of interest, click on the subject headings in the record to find similar items.
  • You can also browse by call number to take a virtual walk through the book stacks

Call Numbers

Call numbers tell you where a book is shelved. In the Francis A. Drexel Library, we use Library of Congress Classification which groups titles by subject matter.

The following call number outline will help you get started. For books about a more specific topic, please search our catalog by keyword.

R Medicine (General)
 R723-726 Medical ethics
 R727 Medicine and the public
 R728-733 Practice of medicine, Eedical economics
 R735-854 Medical education, Research
 R855-857 Medical technology
 R8588-859 Medical informatics
 R864 Medical records

RA Public aspects of medicine
 RA407-409 Health statistics
 RA410 Medical economics
 RA411-413 Health systems and managed care
 RA418 Medical sociology
 RA565-600 Environmental health
 RA638-645 Disease transmission, Immunization
 RA645.3 Home health care services
 RA648.5-767 Epidemics, epidemiology
 RA790 Mental health
 RA960-1000 Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes
 RA1001-1171 Forensics and legal aspects of medicine

RB Pathology

RC Internal medicine
 RC86-88 Medical emergencies, intensive care
 RC254-282 Cancer, oncology
 RC321-571 Neurosciences, Psychiatry
 RC581-951 Specialties
 RC952-954 Geriatrics
 RC1200-1245 Sports medicine

RD Surgery

RE Ophthalmology

RF Otorhinolaryngology

RG Gynecology, Obstetrics

RJ Pediatrics

RK Dentistry

RL Dermatology

RM Therapeutics, Pharmacology, Drugs

RS Pharmacy

RT Nursing

RZ Other systems of Medicine