What type of information can I find in books?

Books provide in-depth coverage on a topic and have a broader focus than articles. You can look at book chapters to help you navigate through a book more quickly and find the information you need. 

The UHV Library has both physical books and electronic books. Below, you'll find information on how to find both physical books and electronic books on your topic.

Want to Browse?

Browsing, like in a book store, is sometimes the best way to find interesting books on your topic. You can do this in person at the UHV Library and the Victoria College Library. In libraries, we use call numbers to organize books by subject. Here are the call number ranges, or sections on the shelf, where you are likely to find books on nursing and allied health topics.

  • R5-920 - Medicine (General)
  • RA1-1270 - Public aspects of medicine
  • RB1-214 - Pathology 
  • RC31-1245 - Internal medicine
  • RD1-811 - Surgery
  • RE1-994 - Ophthalmology
  • RF1-547 - Otorhinolaryngology
  • RG1-991 - Gynecology and obstetrics 
  • RJ1-570 - Pediatrics
  • RK1-715 - Dentistry
  • RL1-803 - Dermatology
  • RM1-950 - Therapeutics. Pharmacology 
  • RS1-441 - Pharmacy and materia medica
  • RT1-120 - Nursing
  • RV1-431 - Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
  • RX1-681 - Homeopathy
  • RZ201-999 - Other systems of medicine

​How are you supposed to use a call number? Write down the call number or call number range you'd like to explore. At the end of our bookshelves are markers that tell you what call number ranges for that shelf. They are organized alphabetically and then numerically. So for example, you would go to the Rs. Then the RAs then RA1 and so on until you found the specific call number or call number range. If you need help finding a call number, you can get help at the Ask a Librarian desk on the second floor.

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