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Medicine & Health


Welcome to the Medical and Health subject guide.

Although it is not comprehensive, it will point you to the most useful databases, journals, books and reference sources, and online information.  It will assist you in both basic and advanced research.  Updating is done periodically so keep an eye out for information about new resources and search tips. 

Looking for Books? You can find books by using our online catalog or you may want to browse the shelf.  Print books are located in the "R" section on the third floor of Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library. Below  Click here for a high level view of the classification system.

Refer to selected books (online or in print). These may be located in the Reference section(first floor to the left of circulation), or available electronically. Reference books use the same Call Numbers as the circulating books listed above and must be used within the Library.

Looking for Articles? Try out the databases

Or try some Internet Resources for a change of pace.

Have you

Activated your Student ID card to allow you to check out library materials?

Set up an Interlibrary Loan (Tipasa) account so you can request materials UD doesn't own?

LC Classification Full List

Listed below is the Library of Congress Class outline for Medicine. Open the document below (.pdf) to see the details of each subclass.

  • 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
  • RM - Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • RS - Pharmacy and materia medica
  • RT - Nursing
  • RV - Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
  • RX - Homeopathy
  • RZ - Other systems of medicine