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Nursing: Books

Tip!

Gould Memorial Library and the Camden Center Library share the GIL-Find online library catalog.  Check the Library Location to see if the book is in Brunswick or Camden. If it's not on your nearby campus, ask a librarian and it can be transferred by courier.

GIL Express

GIL Express is a service offered at all libraries within the University System of Georgia (USG). The service is an innovative resource sharing initiative that allows current students, faculty and staff access to all eligible circulating material at all USG libraries. 

To search GIL Express, use the drop-down menu in GIL-Find to change your search from College of Coastal Georgia to University System of Georgia.

When you find a book you want, click on the title in the search results, and then click on the "Get It" link to request the item. (Make sure you have signed in to your GIL-Find account using your college username and password.)

Need help? Ask a librarian.

 

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book for your research, and you can't find it in GIL-Find or at other institutions in the University System of Georgia, 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.

Search the Library Catalog

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GIL-Find is College of Coastal Georgia's online catalog, a database of both print and digital materials owned by the college. Some of the materials that may show up in your GIL-Find search results are in GALILEO. Examples include eBooks and streaming video.

Can't find what you want at Coastal? Switch to University of System of Georgia (GIL Express) in the search box dropdown menu and search other institutions.

E-Books

Our eBook collection is accessible through GIL-Find, the library's online catalog, as well as through GALILEO.  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.

Nursing eBooks also are available in a separate online collection called R2 Digital Library. Set up your R2 Digital Library account while you are on campus so you can access it later off campus.

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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College of Coastal Georgia

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Brunswick, GA 31520

912-279-5782

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