River Parishes Community College Library

Health Sciences


Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • R – Medicine (General).
    • R 123 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
  • RA – Public aspects of medicine.
    • RA 421 to RA 790.95 – Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine.
  • RB – Pathology.
    • RB 115 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
  • RC – Internal medicine.
    • RC 41 – Dictionaries and encyclopedias

Selected Books in the Library

  • Consumer Health Information Source Book, 6th Edition.
    Call number: RA 766 .R43 2000.
  • Magill’s Medical Guide, 7th Edition, in 5 volumes.
    Call number: RC 41 .M34 2014 REF (also available online from Salem Health).
  • Medical Terminology Demystified
    Call number: R 123 .L363 2006, (also available as an e-book).
  • Quick Medical Terminology, 5th Edition.
    Call number: R 123 .S62 2011.
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  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S," providing innumerable information and data.
  • MediLexicon, hosted in the United Kingdom, this site boasts the "largest online database of pharmaceutical and medical abbreviations," and claims to be frequently updated; it also offers news, drug information and links to other health resources.
  • MedTerms, from MedicineNet.com, their medical dictionary defines over 16,000 medical terms. MedicineNet.com also offers health information and news.
  • National Institutes of Health, from the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, offers information on health topics, news, research, publications, and more, including MedlinePlus.
  • Science.gov “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in health, medicine, and more.
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