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Nursing & Medicine

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Guide Notes:
Due to the broad nature of the medical field, this guide does not include keywords. For medical research, we recommend searching for the sub-field and the subject of interest. If you would like assistance finding resources or customizing your search, please contact us at and the librarians will be happy to help.


  • General Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Trauma/Triage
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry

LoC Classifications:

  • R - Medicine (General)
  • RA - Public Aspects of Medicine
  • RB - Pathology
  • RC - Internal Medicine
  • RC321-576 - Neurology, Psychiatry
  • RC952-954 - Geriatrics
  • RD - Surgery
  • RG - Gynecology, Obstetrics
  • RJ - Pediatrics
  • RM - Therapeutics, Pharmacology
  • RT - Nursing
  • RX - Homeopathy

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Professional Associations

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing logo

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway.

National Student Nurses' Association logo with the tagline "insight, inspiration, ingenuity."

National Student Nurses' Association
Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association logo

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

American Nurses Association logo

American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. 

Nevada Nurses' Association logo

Nevada Nurses' Association
The Nevada Nurses' Association promotes professional nursing practice through continuing education, community service, nursing leadership and legislative activities to advocate for improved health and high quality health care for citizens of Nevada.