Reference materials are well indexed, up-to-date, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information (such as causes & symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, prognosis, etc) or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources.
Conn's Current Therapy REF RM101 .C87
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment REF RC71 .A14
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary REF R 121.D73 (Ready Reference--located at our reference desks)
Goldman's Cecil Medicine REF RC46 .C423
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine REF RC46 .H333
|breast radiography||radiography, medical|
|diagnostic imaging||tomography emission|
|diagnostic ultrasonic imaging||ultrasonic imaging|
|magnetic resonance imaging||ultrasonics in obstetrics|
Health-related materials are shelved in the "R" section of the Library of Congress classification system.
Diagnostic Medical Imaging books are located in several call number areas. For books dealing with examination & diagnosis (including radiography) look within the call number range RC 71-78.7.
Some imaging books are located in other areas of the "R" section if they deal with specific age groups (ie. pediatric imaging is found in the RJ section and fetal imaging is located in the RG's). Imaging books may also be classified according to specific regions of the body (i.e. head and neck or chest) or by body system (circulatory system or digestive system). Use the Library catalog to locate the call number areas for these types of imaging resources.