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  • RVU Library Catalog
    This online public access catalog enables students and faculty to locate and check availability of books in the RVU Health Sciences Library
  • WorldCat Libraries
    WorldCat is a networked list of library holdings that makes it possible to locate and check availability of books in other libraries. Shows distance to libraries.
  • National Library of Medicine
    "The NLM Catalog provides access to NLM bibliographic data for journals, books, audiovisuals, computer software, electronic resources and other materials." (From the website)
  • CU Health Sciences Library
    Extensive print and digital medical collection. Open to the general public with restrictions. Resources may be used on the Anschutz campus, located at 12950 E. Montview Blvd. in Aurora.

Medical Dictionaries

eBook Collections

To discover if the RVU Library has direct access to an e-book, go to the EDS Publication Finder and search by title.

  • AccessMedicine
    Selected McGraw-Hill basic science and clinical titles plus images, case files, diagnostic tools, and drug information. Includes Harrison Medicine and Current Diagnosis and Treatment series, among others. Limited to four concurrent users. If unable to access immediately, try logging on after a few minutes. Contact library if denied access after several attempts.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Small collection of multiple-volume reference works and selected monographs on medical topics and social sciences. Primarily survey and introductory articles, useful for orientation to subjects, patient education, and consumer health.
  • ClinicalKey
    Comprehensive point-of-care reference work that includes Elesevier books and journals, practice guidelines, patient education, drug information, and CME. Extensive medical image collection. Replaces MDConsult.
  • NCBI Bookshelf
    Collection of over 1,000 open-access digital books and documents in health sciences.
  • Ovid Books
    Collection of over 350 high-quality medical titles from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and indexing of content of other LWW books and journals. Part of the widely used Ovid online platform.
  • Oxford Medical Handbooks
    Selected handbooks related primarily to diagnosis and treatment, plus the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and AMA Manual of Style. Affords international perspective on patient care.
  • Proquest Ebrary
    Extensive digital collection of scholarly monographs and reference works across academic disciplines, including 3,000 medical titles.
  • PsychOnline
    "Collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing; gives access to DSM® titles, textbooks, journals, American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines and Self-assessment tools for studying." (From the website)

Selected Textbooks

Cover Art
Goldman's Cecil Medicine - Lee Goldman; Andrew I. Schafer
Call Number: In ClinicalKey and In Library
ISBN: 9781437727883
Publication Date: 2011-07-25

Cover Art
Oxford Textbook of Medicine - David A. Warrell (Editor); Timothy M. Cox (Editor); John D. Firth (Editor)
Call Number: In Oxford Handbooks Online and In Library
ISBN: 9780199204854
Publication Date: 2010-07-22

Cover Art
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Robert S. Porter
Call Number: On Merck Website
ISBN: 9780911910193
Publication Date: 2011-07-20


Where to Look

Our Library

To find a book owned by the RVU library, search the library's online catalog by subject, title, author, or other book identifier. Five modes of searching are available: e-search, simple, browse, power, and filter. The default mode is the e-search, which will search for any type of information about the book.

Our eBook Collections

RVU's ebooks are published in collections, and many collections are limited to books from one publisher: AccessMedicine (McGraw-Hill), Clinical Key (Elsevier and its imprints Saunders, Mosby, and ChurchillLivingstone), Ovid Books (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), Oxford Handbooks (Oxford University Press), and PsychOnline (American Psychological Association). Collections drawing upon a variety of publishers include eBrary and Gale. To search all RVU ebook holdings by a word in the title, search the EDS Publication Finder.

Other Libraries

To search for books held at other libraries, search WorldCat, which will search networked local, national, and international libraries and identify the closest location of the book, or the catalog of the CU Health Sciences Library, which is open to the general public and a short drive from our campus. One can also search the extensive holdings of the National Library of Medicine. To secure a book from another library, contact a member of the RVUHSL staff.

Internet Sources

Many books and chapters can be read or previewed on the Internet at Google Books (use search box below). 


Google Book Search

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