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Nursing & Health Resources - Lafayette: Books

This guide provides information for students doing research in Nursing and other allied health fields.

Print Books

The library maintains a large 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.

  • RC954 - Geriatric Nursing
  • RJ245 - Pediatric Nursing
  • RT49 - Nursing Care Plans
  • RT68 - Mathmatics for Nurses
  • RT82 - Nursing as a Profession
  • RT84.5 - Philosophy of Nursing.  Nursing Models
  • RT85 - Nursing Ethics

To find a particular book or books on a particluar topic the library's online catalog IvyCat is the best source.  You can search by author, book title, or subject.

Below are links to books available in the Campus Library collection.

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

The library provides access to over 30,000 electronic books. These titles are available by searching the various ebook databases or simply searching the Ivy Tech statewide catalog IvyCat . The following are some sample subject searches on IvyCat for electronic books.