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General guide to assist nursing students and faculty at RSU.

Library Services for Students

Library Resources

This is a list of nursing textbooks that are on reserve at the library. These books may be checked out and used in the library.

Search the Library Catalog

Use the search box below to find other books or ebooks in the RSU Library's collection.  If you cannot make it to the library to pick up your library books in person, contact the library and we will ship the books to you for free. 


Browse the Shelves

Most books and other items in the library are organized by the Library of Congress Call Number system. In that system, the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) are under Q and medicine is under R.

Book related directly to Nursing are in the RTs, while the rest of the Rs are other aspects of medicine. Anatomy and Physiology are considered part of basic science, and are in the QMs and QPs, respectively. Some of immunology and infectious disease resources are in QR (microbiology) You'll find medical materials in the Main Circulating Stacks (3rd floor).

Here are the subjects associated with specific call numbers, in case you'd like to browse. However, if you are looking for something specific, searching the library catalog is usually quicker.

  • QM Human anatomy
  • QP Physiology
  • QR Microbiology
  • R Medicine (General)
  • RA Public aspects of medicine
  • RB Pathology
  • RC Internal medicine
  • RD Surgery
  • RE Ophthalmology
  • RF Otorhinolaryngology
  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • RJ Pediatrics
  • RK Dentistry
  • RL Dermatology
  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • RT Nursing
  • RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
  • RX Homeopathy
  • RZ Other systems of medicine

The Explore RSU Libraries box searches all of the libraries' resources including books/ebooks, article databases, government publications and streaming video. Watch this short video to learn how to use this feature. 

Ask a Librarian

If you can't find what you need, the RSU Libraries can help. Chat with a librarian or text us at 918-771-4721.