The library maintains a collection of material on medicine and nursing. We use the Library of Congress classification system to organize these books on the shelves. Each book is given an LC classification consisting of an alpha-numeric notation on the spine which indicates the area on the shelf where the book is housed. Sample LC classifications are listed below and the shelves can be browsed for these books.
To find a particular book or books on a particular topic the library's online catalog IvyCat is the best source. You can search by author, book title, or subject, and more!
The library's online catalogs are the beginning point to locate materials in the physical library as well as our online library. These catalogs can be searched by:
The catalogs will give you the status of the item and provide you with the location in the library or, in the case of ebooks, take you directly to the full-text of the item online.
IvyCat lists all of the material held by the Ivy Tech libraries statewide. Most of these libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System (An alphanumeric system of classifying and arranging books on the shelves in a library. It was developed by the American Library of Congress and is the most widely used system in college and university libraries).
The library provides access to over 30,000 electronic books. There are hundreds of titles covering medicine and nursing. These titles are available by searching the various ebook databases or simply searching the Ivy Tech statewide catalog IvyCat by author, title, or subject AND the keyword "electronic resource" as a phrase.
The following are some sample canned subject searches of the catalog for electronic books.