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Occupational Therapy: Finding Books

Occupational Therapy resources

Why Use Books?

Why use medical and health science textbooks and references books?

Use textbooks and reference books to answer background questions. These types of questions are broad and when answered provide basic foundational knowledge. Background questions often begin with "what" or "when".

Examples:

  1. What is difference between hemiplegia and hemiparesis?
  2. What is the etiology of a specific disease or condition?

Call Number Guide

Subject and Call Number locations that are useful in Occupational Therapy Research

The NSCC Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System for call numbers. The system utilizes a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subject on the shelves.

Occupational Therapy titles will be located at RM 735. Other subject areas that may also be useful in occupational therapy research include:

Subject

Call Number Starts With...

Human Anatomy

QM

Physiology

QP

Microbiology

QR 

Medicine

Public Aspects of Medicine

RA

Pathology

RB 

Internal Medicine

RC

Examination and Diagnosis

RC 71 - 78.7

Popular Medicine

RC 81 - 82  

Neurology and psychiatry 

RC 321 - 576 

Geriatrics

RC 952 - 954 

Surgery 

RD 

Ophthalmology

RE

Otorhinolaryngology

RF

Gynecology and obstetrics

RG

Maternal care

RG 940 - 991

Pediatrics 

RJ 

Pediatric nursing

RJ 245 - 247

Dermatology 

RL

Occupational therapy

RM 735 

Pharmacy

RS

Subject Specific Databases

Nursing, Allied Health and Medical Ebook Collections

Discovery Tool

Ebsco's Discovery Service SNAP!Search 

Search for books and ebooks across NSCC resources using Ebsco Discovery Search

Library Catalog

HELM Library Catalog

Search for books and ebooks across NSCC libraries and our HELM college library partners

Requesting Books

Network Sharing and InterLibrary Loan Options for Getting Books

If the NSCC Library does not have the book you seek on our shelves or electronically, HELM college libraries across the state and other affiliate libraries will lend books to NSCC students, faculty and staff.

Request books here