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eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Suggested Databases

 Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

 AHFS Consumer Medication Information: Drug information written in language for consumers.

 Alt HealthWatch: Full-text from alternative health publications, many peer-reviewed.

 CINAHL Plus with Full Text: Articles from over 620 nursing and allied health publications.

 Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines and Newsreels Collections.

 Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy: Study human anatomy with these interactive 3-D models.

 Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: 550 journals in health disciplines, plus drug information.

 LearningExpress PrepSTEP: Test preparation, computer skills, online learning, job skills. Practice tests, e-books, and more.
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 MedicLatina: Full-text articles from Spanish language medical journals published in Latin America.

 MEDLINE: Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, pre-clinical sciences, and more.

 ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source: information from leading nursing and allied health publications.

 Salem Health: Full-text health reference sources, including Magill’s Medical Guide.


Suggested Internet Resources

  • American Nurses Association, the professional organization for nurses, offers information on careers, practice, ethics, etc., membership may be required for certain resources.
  • The Campaign for Nursing’s Future, from Johnson and Johnson, this site offers information on getting started in nursing as well as resources for current nurses.
  • CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S,” providing innumerable information and data.
  • Explore HEALTH Careers, “is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) a reliable, comprehensive source of accurate, up-to-date information about the health professions.”
  • See more Health and Nutrition Resources on our Free Online Resources and Tools page.
  • HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration, “an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity.” It provides information on grants, data and statistics, public health issues and more.
  • Science.gov “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in health, medicine, and more.
  • Student Nurse Journey, offers numerous resources for student nurses in various formats; while many resources are free to use, some, such as reviews and tutoring for licensure exams may be for a fee.

Special Topics: Film On Demand


Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)


Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • PE 1116 .M to PE 1116 .N – Medical writing. English language for nurses.
  • R – Medicine.
    • RA – Public aspects of medicine.
      • RA 421 to RA 790.095 – Public health. Hygiene.
    • RC 440 – Psychiatric nursing.
    • RM – Therapeutics. Pharmacology
      • RM 125 – Nurses’ manuals.
      • RM 146 to RM 146.7 – Misuse of therapeutic drugs. Medication errors.
      • RM 147 to RM 180 – Administration of drugs and other therapeutic agents.
      • RM 300 to RM 666 – Drugs and their actions.
      • RM 695 to RM 893 – Physical medicine. Physical therapy.
        • RM 700 – Physical therapy for nurses.
      • RM 930 to RM 931 – Rehabilitation therapy.
    • RT – Nursing.
      • RT 22 – Nomenclature. Terminology. Abbreviations.
      • RT 48 to RT 48.6 – Nursing assessment, diagnostic techniques. Patient monitoring.
      • RT 51 – Handbooks, manuals, etc.
      • RT 62 – Practical nursing.
      • RT 68 – Mathematics for nurses. Statistical methods.
      • RT 73.7 – Evaluation testing, entrance exams, etc.
      • RT 82 – Nursing as a profession; nursing careers.
      • RT 84 – Nurses’ aides.
      • RT 85 – Nursing ethics.
      • RT 89 to RT 120 – Specialties in nursing
        • RT 90.7 – Pediatric, geriatric, obstetrical, etc.
    • QR 46 – Medical microbiology (microbiology for nurses).

Resources outside of RPCC Library are beyond our control. We strive to ensure that our links function and that the resources we recommend are reliable and valid sources. Please contact us at library@rpcc.edu if you experience any problems accessing our resources or find any dead links. Please mention the link title and the RPCC Library Services webpage where it was found.