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Nursing: Books

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The Gould Memorial Library and the Camden Center Library share the GIL@CCGA Library Catalog.  Check the Library Location to see if the book is in Brunswick or in Camden.

GIL Express

GIL Express is a service being offered at all libraries within the University System of Georgia (USG). The service is an innovative resource sharing initiative that allows students, faculty and staff access to all eligible circulating material at all USG libraries. GIL Express is available to all eligible patrons through both an on site (walk up) requesting service and a remote requesting service.

Books available for download

Online Books

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

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Library of Congress Call Number Classification

The materials in the College of Coastal Georgia Libraries are organized by the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System so that books/videos on similar subjects are shelved together. Each item is given a subject heading that corresponds to a call number which identifies the location of the item on a shelf. Call numbers consists of letters and numbers, and are arranged on the shelves in alphabetical and numerical order. For example, the call number for the bookUnderstanding the essentials of critical care nursing is RT120 .I5 P47 2009 .

RT One or two letters represent a broad subject. These letters are not initials or an abbreviation for the subject. In this case, "R" is the classification for Medicine and "T" is the classification for Nursing.

120 Numbers for a more specific subject within the broad category. In this case, the 120 means Other special types of nursing.

.I5 The next line is referred to as the cutter number. Some books have two cutters, the first of which breaks down the subject area even further.  The I5 is for Intensive care nursing.

 P47 If the call number has a second cutter number, this represents the author or organizations’s name or the title of the work. In this case the author's last name is Perrin.

2009 The date the book was published.

Items are arranged on the shelves from left to right, top to bottom within each section of shelving, according to call numbers. Call numbers are arranged in alphabetical order by class letters, and then numerically, as outlined below:

In general, call numbers are arranged first in alphabetical sequence...

AS AY B BF DC G GT PE RT T TX

...then in numerical sequence. Read the second line, or the first set of numbers, as a WHOLE number.

AS
23.6
AS
23.7
AS
123
AY
8
AY
12
AY
79

...then by a combination of alphabetical and decimal order on the third line. Subsequent lines with both letters and numbers are read alphabetically and then in decimal order; subsequent lines with only numbers are read as whole numbers. For example, correct call number order is shown below for a sampling of items:

LB
1075
C29
A342
2000
LB
1725
U55
A35
LB
1725
U6
B3
LB
1725
U63
1999
LB
1725.1
A5
2005
LB
1725.3
D5

Subject Guide

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Clara Wood Gould Memorial Library

College of Coastal Georgia

One College Drive

Brunswick, GA 31520

912-279-5782

E-Books

The College of Coastal Georgia has three sources for e-books. 

eBook Collection  provides access to our library's eContent collection.  You must know the GALILEO password and have an eBook Collection account set up to access off-campus.  Be sure to create your free account on campus.

 

There is a collection of nursing e-books.

Interlibrary Loan

If you come across a book you need for your research, and the Library does not own it and you cannot find it through the GIL Express Universal Catalog, you may request it through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

ILL requests can take up to two weeks to process but generally costs nothing.

Librarians will be glad to help you with ILL requests.