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Health Sciences Major: Find Books

Locating Print & Online Books

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Finding Books

The Health Sciences Major is an interdisciplinary field which includes health care, psychology, sociology, medicine, economics, and policy studies. 

Because of this interdisciplinary nature, Health Sciences Major resources may be spread out a bit in a library.

USD uses the National Library of Medicine and Library of Congress call numbers for various aspects of Health Sciences. If you are browsing library shelves for materials, here are some areas to check out:


Health Services and Patient Advocacy: W 84 – 85.5

Health Administration and Organization: WA 525 – 590

Medicine and the state: RA 1 - 418.5

   Health status indicators: RA 407 - 409.5.

   Medical economics: RA 410 - 410.9 and W 50 – 80

   Medical care plans: RA 411 - 415

   Medicine and society: RA 418 - 418.5

Public health. Preventive medicine: RA 421 - 790.95  

   Epidemics. Epidemiology: RA 648.5 - 767

   Rural health services: RA 771 - 771.7

Social and public welfare: HV

   Social service. Social work: HV 40 - 69

   Emergency management: HV 551.2 - 639

   Disaster Relief: HV 553 - 639

   Protection, assistance and relief: HV 697 - 4959

   Special classes of individuals: HV 697 - 3024

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