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The New Jersey State Library has a wide array of books and journals in print. Level 3 of the library (street level lobby) has the current circulating collection. On level 4 you will find the Reference collection that includes items such as medical dictionaries, encyclopedias, medical texts and directories. Level 2 houses the periodical collection. Many medical journals are included. Level 1 contains older (pre-2001) books that circulate.
Use the New Jersey State Library catalog to locate books, periodicals, and publications of all types in the collection of the State Library.
Tips: use the Title Keyword for a narrower search of your topic. Use the General Keyword search for a broader search in all fields.
Use Author Keyword to find an author - it does not matter in which order you enter the first and last name.
For assistance with finding subject terms, keywords, and medical terms, use medical dictionaries found in the library collection call numbers 610 to 610.3. Or use online medical terminology resources:
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary via MedlinePlus.
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia via MedlinePlus.
Medical Subject Heading Browser from the National Library of Medicine.
As a general guideline for browsing the print book collection at the NJ State Library, find the following topics under the Dewey Decimal headings shown. Use for both the circulating collection on level 1 and level 3, and the reference collection on level 4.
Keep in mind that health materials may also be found in other areas. Check the Library Catalog for additional information.
|610 - 610.3||Dictionaries, Directories, Terminology, Abbreviations, Acronyms|
|611 - 612||Anatomy and Physiology|
|613||Wellness and Health Promotion|
|613.2||Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals,Nutraceuticals|
|614||Forensic Medicine; Incidence, Preventive Medicine|
|615||Pharmacology, Drugs, Herbal Medicines, Alternative Healthcare, Nutritional Health|
|615.9||Chemical Hazards in the Workplace, Chemicals and Carcinogens, Poisons, Antidotes, Toxicology|
|616.2||Respiratory Disease; Asthma|
|616.4||Diseases of the Endocrine System; Diabetes|
|616.7||Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Disease|
|616.85 - 616.89||Mental Health and Psychology|
|616.9||Infectious Diseases; Other Diseases|
|616.979||AIDS and HIV|
|617||Surgery and related medical specialties; Dentistry; Ophthalmology; Orthopedics|
|618||Obstetrics and Gynecology; Pediatrics; Child Psychology; Geriatrics|