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Resources for HCC-Coleman College: Finding Books


The TMC Library is transitioning from print to online books. Most of the current books are in eBook format.

To search for all books (print and eBook) use the library catalog's Advanced Search and limit your "Item Type" to "book."

To search for eBooks only, go the list of eBooks.  You can search by title or subject. You will need to be a TMC affiliate and log on with your TMC ID and password to access eBooks.

If we don't have a book you need, fill out an interlibrary loan request and we'll try to find another library who will lend us the book for you. (You'll need a TMC library card number to submit an ILL request). This is a free service for TMC affiliates.


CINAHL Plus: full-text of over 300 of the top journals in nursing, allied health, biomedicine, and consumer health. Also includes health care books, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, and educational software.

Stat!Ref: online core books in medicine, pharmacology, nursing, and drug information from AHFS, ACP's PIER, and general tools like the ICD 9, Stedman's, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse.

e-Book Collection (EBSCOhost): over 100,000 titles in trade, reference, science, technology, medicine and literature.

AccessMedicine:  essential clinical and academic medical texts, a drug index, a differential diagnostic tool, and a library of image and video content.

Access Emergency Medicine:  basic and emergency medicine textbooks, procedural videos and animations, CORD cases, drug monographs, calculators, CME opportunities and more.

SpringerLink:  Six million scientific documents spanning every area of science, technology and medicine. Includes 50,000 books, journals, series, protocols and reference works.

Ebrary (ProQuest): medical and life science e-books.

Books@Ovid:  Over 300 major textbooks and handbooks for students and researchers in the health care professions.  Covers a wide range of medical subject including nursing, psychiatry, pharmacology, and clinical practice.

Gale Virtual Reference Library:  150 reference eBooks in all subjects .

LearningExpress Library: Includes a Career Center where students can do practice exams for Medical Assistant RMA and CMA exams.

MerkMedicus: Merk Manuals, medical journals, patient handouts, news, PDR drug database, medical calculators, 3D Anatomy, and online tutorials on various medical topics.

Science Direct:  Thousands of journals and eBooks in all fields of science and medicine.  Strong in nursing and allied health professions.

Wiley Online Library:  Over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 14,000 online books in medicine, science, social science, and the humanities. 

Print Books

If you would like to browse the shelves for print books, they are arranged by subject:

Preclinical Sciences:

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

Medicine and Related Subjects:

    W General Medicine. Health Professions
    WA Public Health
    WB Practice of Medicine
    WC Communicable Diseases
    WD Disorders of Systemic, Metabolic or Environmental Origin, etc.
    WE Musculoskeletal System
    WF Respiratory System
    WG Cardiovascular System
    WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
    WI Digestive System
    WJ Urogenital System
    WK Endocrine System
    WL Nervous System
    WM Psychiatry
    WN Radiology. Diagnostic Imaging
    WO Surgery
    WP Gynecology
    WQ Obstetrics
    WR Dermatology
    WS Pediatrics
    WT Geriatrics. Chronic Disease
    WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery
    WV Otolaryngology
    WW Ophthalmology
    WX Hospitals and Other Health Facilities
    WY Nursing
    WZ History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany



Liaison Librarian

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Amy Taylor
1133 John Freeman Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Skype Contact: amy.taylor_at_tmc_library