Book Classification

Finding Print Books or Monographs in the LSUHSC Libraries

  • Search the Library Catalog to find specific titles within the Libraries.
  • Books with the location Ische Stacks are located on the 4th floor.
  • Journals with the location Ische Serials are located on the 5th floor alphabetically by title.
  • Items with the location Dental Stacks, Dental Serials are located in the browsing areas at the Dental Library.
  • Items with the location Ische Reserve or Dental Reserve are behind the Circulation Desk at the appropriate Library; View tutorial - Finding course reserves.

The LSUHSC Libraries uses the National Library of Medicine System of Classification to organize books by subject. Each Call Number corresponds to a specific subject.

To browse books, identify the subject you need below and then go to that section.

Preclinical Sciences

QS   Human Anatomy   QW  Microbiology and Immunology
QT   Physiology   QX   Parasitology
QU    Biochemistry   QY   Clinical Pathology
QV   Pharmacology   QZ   Pathology

Medicine and Related Subjects

W   Health Professions   WN   Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging
WA   Public Health   WO   Surgery
WB   Practice of Medicine   WP   Gynecology
WC   Communicable Diseases   WQ   Obstetrics
WD    Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc.   WR   Dermatology
WE   Musculoskeletal System   WS   Pediatrics
WF   Respiratory System   WT   Geriatrics. Chronic Disease
WG   Cardiovascular System   WU   Dentistry. Oral Surgery
WH   Hemic and Lymphatic Systems   WV   Otorhinolaryngology
WI    Digestive System   WW  Ophthalmology
WJ    Urogenital System  

WX    Hospitals and Other Health Facilities

WK   Endocrine System   WY    Nursing
WL   Nervous System   WZ   History of Medicine
WM   Psychiatry    


Updated April 2020