RESEARCHING A DISEASEThe following books are a great starting point for finding information on a specific disease. They are located in the Reference section, so you can either use them in the library or photocopy the pages you need. The Call Number tells you where to find the book on the shelf in the Reference Section. Go to the index to find the pages for the topic you are looking for.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 5 volumes.
Call #: REF 616 GALE
Each entry clearly describes the disease, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prognosis, and is written in everyday language.
Encyclopedia of Family Health, 17 volumes.
Call #: REF 616.03 ENCY
Written for the layperson, with great color illustrations.
Diseases of the Human Body
Call # REF 616 TAMP
Good overview of each disease. Diseases are arranged by body system.
Professional Guide to Diseases
REF 616 SPRING
Good summary information. Also arranged by body system.
Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult
REF 615.5 GFRIF
All the basic information in outline form. Contains many less common diseases.
Atlas of Pathophysiology
REF 616.07 ATL
Each entry gives a one-page summary of the disease and an excellent one-page color diagram.
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
REF 616.075 CURR
Current Emergency Diagnosis and Treatment
REF 616.025 CUR
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
REF 616.075 MERCK
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
REF 616 HARR
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
REF 618.92 BEHR
RESEARCHING DIAGNOSTIC TESTS AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES
Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnosis
REF 616.075 COR
Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference
REF 616.07 MOSB
Nurse’s Quick Reference to Common Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
REF 616.07 NUR
Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice
REF 610.73 LIPP
Saunders Manual of Medical Practice
REF 616 RAKE
Procedures for Primary Care Practitioners
REF 610.73 PRO
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Foundations of Clinical Practice
REF 610.73 MEDICAL