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Surgical Technology: Finding Books

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 asepsis?
  2. What is the etiology of a specific disease or condition?

Skills - Call Numbers

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

The section in the NSCC Libraries that contains materials related to surgical technology is RD.

Related subject areas may also be useful in your research:

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

Including radiography 

RC 71 - 78.7

Popular Medicine

RC 81 - 82  

Neurology and psychiatry 

RC 321 - 576 

Geriatrics

RC 952 - 954 

Surgery 

RD 

Surgical nursing

RD 99 - 99.35

Ophthalmology

RE

Otorhinolaryngology

RF

Gynecology and obstetrics

RG

Maternal care

RG 940 - 991

Pediatrics 

RJ 

Pediatric nursing

RJ 245 - 247

Dermatology 

RL

Pharmacology

RM

Pharmacy

RS

Nursing

RT

Selected Surgical Textbooks and Reference Books

Course Assigned and Recommended Surgical Textbooks and Reference Books

Subject Specific Databases

Nursing, Allied Health and Medical Ebook Collections

Discovery Tool

Ebsco Discovery Service SNAP!Search 

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

Requesting Books

Network Sharing and InterLibrary Loan Options for Getting Books

If the NSCC Library does not have the book 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