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Nursing: Books/E-books

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New Books & E-Journals in Nursing

Finding Books

Nursing E-Books Collections

Additional E-book Collections

Reference E-Book Collections

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E-Book Search

Find E-books

E-books may be found in UIC Library Search.

  • Login for fullest results.
  • Select UIC Catalog only.
  • Select "Books" and "Available Online" in the left margin.

Finding Books in the Library

To find books by title, author, or subject, search our Library Catalog.

Most books at the Library of the Health Sciences are shelved by the National Library of Medicine Classification system. Books written specifically for nursing are usually classified "WY".  Here is a select list of where you can find books related to nursing:

  • QS Anatomy.
  • QT Physiology.
  • QU 145 Nutrition.
  • QV Pharmacology.
  • QY 1-39 Lab Tests & Procedures.
  • QZ Pathology.
  • WB 205 Physical Examination.
  • WB 340-356 Drug Administration.
  • WY 11-11.1 History of Nursing.
  • WY 13-15 Reference Works.
  • WY 16 Nursing as a Profession.
  • WY 17 Atlases. Pictorial Works.
  • WY 18-18.2 Nursing Education. Review Books.
  • WY 20.5 Research.
  • WY 26.5 Informatics.
  • WY 31 Statistics. Surveys.
  • WY 49 Handbooks.
  • WY 85-87 Ethics. Nursing Theory. Psychology of Nursing Care and Nurses.
  • WY 100-100.4 Nursing Care, Assessment.
  • WY 101-145 Special Fields in Nursing.
  • WY 150-170 Medical-Surgical. Geriatrics. Maternal-Child. Pediatrics. Psychiatric. Etc.