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Last Updated: Nov 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide

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Find a Book

  • RVU Library Catalog
    This online public access catalog enables students and faculty to locate and check availability of books in FRA Memorial Library collection.
  • WorldCat Libraries
    WorldCat is a networked list of library holdings that makes it possible to locate and check availability of books in other libraries.
  • National Library of Medicine
    Use the NLM Catalog to access NLM bibliographic data on journals, books, and other materials.

Medical Dictionaries

eBook Collections

To discover if the library has access to a particular e-book, go to Publication Finder and search by title.

  • AccessMedicine
    Selected McGraw-Hill basic science and clinical titles, plus images, case files, diagnostic tools, and drug information. Limited to four concurrent users.
  • ClinicalKey
    Comprehensive point-of-care reference work that includes Elesevier books and journals, practice guidelines, patient education, medical images, and drug information.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    A small, but informative collection of reference e-books that provide users with an introduction to a variety of medical topics.
  • NCBI Bookshelf
    This resource provides open access to e-books and other monographs related to the life sciences and healthcare.
  • Ovid Books
    Discover high-quality medical titles from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, including full-text journals and e-books.
  • Oxford Medical Handbooks
    Selected handbooks related primarily to diagnosis and treatment, plus the Oxford Textbook of Medicine and AMA Manual of Style.
  • Proquest Ebook Central
    Extensive digital collection of scholarly monographs and reference works across academic disciplines, including 3,000 medical titles.
  • PsychOnline
    A collection of psychiatric reference works from American Psychiatric Publishing, including the DSM-V, APA Practice Guidelines, journals, and more.

Where to Look

Our Library

To find a print copy of a book owned by the RVU library, search the library's online catalog by subject, title, author, or other book identifier.

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 Proquest Ebook Central and Gale. To search all RVU ebook holdings, go to Publication Finder and search by title.

Other Libraries

To find books held at other libraries, search WorldCat-- this will identify which libraries located near you have a copy. One can also search the extensive holdings of the National Library of Medicine.

Internet Sources

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


Google Book Search

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