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Dental Medicine Resources: Find Books

Information Resources & Research Help for Dental School students

Finding Books

The library houses tons of books that students, faculty, and staff can use in their research. This page will help you find book in the library.

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Where is my book?

After locating a book on the online catalog, you can find the book's call number under "LOCATION ITEMS".


Find the location of your book by identifying which floor your call number is located.

First Floor: Browsing Collection

Second Floor: Call numbers A - K

Third Floor: Call Numbers L - Z


To locate your book, start by locating the letter or set of letters at the beginning of your call number. Notice that N comes before ND.

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Then, locate the numbers following the letters.

Treat these as full numbers. 

Use the database below to find books related to a variety of nursing topics.

If you have any questions about finding or using the library’s eBooks, see this helpful guide:


  • CREDO Reference  
    Search through this online collection of encyclopedia and dictionary entries on a variety of science topics, biographies of leading scientists, and more. Great for background information.
  • Library Catalog
    Use the Advanced Search to narrow by date, format (ebook or print), and more.
  • Library Catalog Help Guide
    Find tips on searching, creating your account, and more.
  • I-SHARE Catalog
    Request books from other Illinois libraries. Typically takes 3-5 days.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request books not available at Lovejoy or through I-SHARE. Typically takes 5-7 days.