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Call Numbers for Health Care

Call numbers for books on health care topics will be found generally in the call numbers beginning with R.  

Here is a basic breakdown of this call number area:

R - Medicine generally

RA - Public health

RC - Internal medicine

RD - Surgery

RG - Gynecology and obstetrics

RJ - Pediatrics

RS - Pharmacy

RT - Nursing

 

If the Library Does Not Have a Book You Need...

We have two options for getting a book you need that we don't have in our collection.

First you can check to see if it is available on the Ann Arbor campus. If it is, you can request that it be sent here for you to check out using a process called Get This.

See our Get This page for information and instructions on how to use this service.

If it's not available in Ann Arbor you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. This means that the book will come from a participating library elsewhere in the United States.

See our Interlibrary Loan page for information and instructions on how to use this service.

Reading a Library of Congress Call Number

This video will explain how Library of Congress Classification works in order to aid you when locating books within the Thompson Library.

Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more information.

Locating a Book in our Library

When trying to locate a book on the shelf, just remember your ABC’s and your 123’s.  For the most part, it’s that easy.

Here are 5 books that are in call number order:

PA

4037

.F48

PA

4167

.D57

1995

PA

4167

.J66

1988

PA

4167

.M75

2003

PA

4167

.R43

1996

 

The only tricky thing about call numbers is that the first set of numbers (4037, 4167) is treated as a whole number.  Anything after the period (.) on the third line of the call number is treated as a decimal.  The examples above are all in alphabetical order on the third line, so you wouldn’t have to treat them as decimals.  But, if the below call numbers were given (notice the third line is all .D and then a set of numbers), they would be in the correct order.

PA

4167

.D4001

1978

PA

4167

.D45

2008

PA

4167

.D5335

1948

PA

4167

.D57

1995

PA

4167

.D6

1999

 

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