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Respiratory Care - Lafayette: Books

This guide provides information for students doing research on respiratory care and illnesses.

Print Books

The library maintains a large collection of material on medicine and respiratory care.  We use the Library of Congress classification system to organize these books on the shelves.  Sample LC classifications are listed below and the shelves can be browsed for these books.

  • RC591 - Asthma
  • RC702 - Cardiopulmonary Diseases
  • RC720 - Pulmonary Toxicology
  • RC734.B7 - Bronchoscopy
  • RC735.I5 - Inhalation Therapy (Respiratory Therapy)
  • RC735.R48 - Respiratoy Emergencies
  • R737.5 - Sleep Apnea

To find a particular book or books on a particular topic the library's online catalog IvyCat is the best source. 

Library Catalogs

The library's online catalog is the beginning point to locate materials in the library as well as online. The catalog can be searched by:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Subject
  • Keyword
  • Series, etc.

The catalog 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. All but one 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).

Featured Books

Electronic Books


There are hundreds of titles covering medicine and respiratory care. These titles are available by searching the various ebook databases or simply searching the Ivy Tech statewide catalog IvyCat. Below are searches for ebooks.