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Campus Library Orientation for Health Studies & Nursing Students: Finding Books & Media

General Information about the Campus Library at the UW Bothell for Bachelor and Masters Students in Health Studies and Nursing

Finding Books & Media

Use the UW Libraries Search system to search for materials. See the UW Libraries Search-FAQ page for instructions.


Print Books

  • Books are shelved on the third floor according to Library of Congress call numbers, which group items together by subject. For example, the book Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing has the call number RT76 .D67 2015. Similar books about this topic will be on the shelf near this call number. The majority of the nursing books are grouped with the call number prefixes R – RZ, and W – WY. Campus Library Floor Maps page. The first floor also includes writing, career, and hot topics books.

Reference Books

  • Many online and print reference materials are available online. Reference books include titles such as the Encyclopedia of Epidemiology, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing.

Multimedia (Films, Sound Recordings, etc.)

  • e-Videos & Streaming Collections page
  • The Campus Library has a collection of video games, DVDs, and CDs located on the first floor. Contact the Library about how to locate the audio/visual materials you need. Popular films and documentaries can be checked out for seven days. Many of our films can only be used in the library, unless they are needed for a class presentation. We also have access to the UW Seattle and Tacoma campus media collections. You can request items from these campuses to be sent to the Bothell Campus Library through the UW Libraries Search and check them out for seven days. Some videos are also available by request through the UW Libraries Search.

The following links will help you locate books and the other materials available in the Campus Library as well as all other libraries in the UW system: