Materials in the Reference and Main collections are arranged by Library of Congress subject classification, an alpha-numeric system. Medicine is shelved in the R – RZ section. Books on nursing philosophy, theory, administration and history are usually shelved in the RT section. Books on the application of nursing skills are shelved in the specific discipline: for example, books on Pediatric Nursing are shelved in the RJ section.
Reference materials are shelved on the first floor of the library in the reference section. It is a non-circulating collection.
The Main collection is shelved on the second floor of the library. These materials can be checked out.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE
CLASS R - MEDICINE
Subclass R Medicine (General)
Subclass RA Public aspects of medicine
Subclass RB Pathology
Subclass RC Internal medicine
Subclass RD Surgery
Subclass RE Ophthalmology
Subclass RF Otorhinolaryngology
Subclass RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Subclass RJ Pediatrics
Subclass RK Dentistry
Subclass RL Dermatology
Subclass RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Subclass RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Subclass RT Nursing
Subclass RV Botanic, Thomsonian and eclectic medicine
Subclass RX Homeopathy
Subclass RZ Other systems of medicine