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Nurse Anesthesia: Finding Books

Basic search tips and strategies for nurse anesthesia students

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Look for books and videos in Dugan Library!

Nurse Anesthesia Theses in Dugan Library

Dugan Library receives and catalogs copies of all theses written in the Nurse Anesthesia program.  Theses are available for check out for use by current Nurse Anesthesia students.

They are located on the 1st floor of the library near the reference collection.  You can browse and examine the theses in person or you can look at their records in the library catalog.

The video below shows how to search the library catalog and search the theses only.

Watch this video to see how to search just for NAN Theses.

Searching for Books in Dugan Library

Sample Subject Headings

  • Perioperative care
  • Anesthesia methods
  • Anesthesia, general
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Isoflurane
  • Monitoring, intraoperative
  • Analgesics
  • Education, Nurse Anesthetists
  • Respiration, artificial
  • Anesthetics, intravenous
  • Ethers
  • Hypnotics and sedatives
  • Intraoperative complications

Search Tips

  • Use a ‘browse’ search to a specific title or author
  • Keyword searches are a great way to start
  • It’s always a good idea to physically browse a subject area and look at the books
  • The majority of the library books are in the general collection, but we have many special collections (Cardinal Newman Collection, Reference, Juvenile, Thesis, Videos and more)
  • Special collections are shelved separately from the general collection
  • If you can’t find a book on the shelf, be sure to ask a library worker for help!

LC Call Numbers

WorldCat Discovery

Search WorldCat to discover books not owned by our library.  You can submit a request to borrow items from other libraries.  This is a free service for NU students.

The video above reviews how to request a book from another library.

Where to Browse

Q is the call number range for science

R is the call number range for medicine

  • RD--Surgery
    • RD78.3--RD87.3--Anesthesiology
      • RD79--History of Anesthesiology
      • RD80.7--Study & Teaching
      • RD82.45--Clinical Cases
      • RD82.7--Special Complications
      • RD84--Conduction Anesthesia
      • RD85--Special Methods
      • RD87--Anesthesia in Special Medical Conditions
  • RT--Nursing
    • RT82.8--Nurse Anesthetists

These books are located on the 2nd floor of the library!

*Theses are located on the 1st floor of the library

LC Subject Classification

Library of Congress Subject Classification

A General Works
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
C Archeology, Genealogy
D History: General, World
E-F History: Western Hemisphere
G Geography, Anthropology
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Language & Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Library Science


Once you find a book you're interested in, be sure to examine the books nearby.  You might find something valuable that didn't turn up in your catalog search!