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Health Sciences Research Guide

A comprehensive research guide for nursing and the allied health fields of study.


Welcome to the Health Sciences Research Guide!

Do you know how to use the health sciences databases like CINHAL, Medline, or Cochrane? This guide will help you figure these databases plus more out from simple keyword searching to subject searching and locating fulltext. We've also included search tips to help you with your searches. This guide is a starting point for your research in the areas of nursing, physical therapy, and other health professions.

Good luck! - Denise Gehring, Librarian for Graduate Nursing


APU Library Resources:

Searching for Books & Media

Search for books, DVDs, etc in the APU library catalog:

Library of Congress Subject Classification Headings:

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
Ebooks are not assigned call numbers - however when you do a keyword search in the catalog you will be able to pull up ebooks on different topics.

Finding & Evaluating Health Information on the Web