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Nursing: Kalamazoo Medical Libraries

KVCC Nursing Resources

Kalamzoo Area Medical Libraries

Borgess Medical Center Library. M-Th 9-2:30. Fri 9-1. Library located BMC SouthWest (269) 226-7360

Bronson Methodist Hospital Health Science Library (269) 341-6318

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Libraries 

Western Michigan University - Waldo Library 

WMU School of Medicine Medical Library 

WMU School of Medicine Medical Library Common Read Program

KVCC students are allowed entry to Borgess Library, Bronson Library and WMU's Waldo Library and can access journal databases as a guest user on-site at those locations.  WMU's Medical Library is not open to the general public. 

Library of Congress Classification System

Library of Congress Classification System

The print materials at academic libraries are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification System.  Each item in the library collection is assigned a “call number” which contain letters, followed by a series of numbers, then more letters and numbers.  The letters at the beginning of each call number identifies the subject of the item.   

For example:

QM – Human anatomy                  QP – Physiology                RC – Internal Medicine                   RM – Therapeutics.  Pharmacology

The numbers break down the subject even further:     RC705-779 – Diseases of the Respiratory System