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Radiology: Finding Background Information / Books

Introduction to Radiologic Sciences and Health Care

What are Reference Sources?

"Use reference books, also called reference or background sources, to get quick specific facts or information or an overview of a subject...Some examples of reference sources are: dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, almanacs, directories, atlases, and handbooks. These can be online or in print" (McKenzie, 2017).

Reference Databases & Websites

Find More Books with OneSearch

How to Find Books in OneSearch

  • Type your search terms.
  • As you type, you will see options for Everything, Library Catalog, Articles, and Course Reserves.
  • Select "Library Catalog" to run your search.

Screenshot of social media as a catalog search

  • When results load, select "books" under the Resource Type limiter on the left.

Screenshot of Book limiter

Placing Books on Hold for Pick Up

Even though the library buildings are closed for regular services, you can place non-Instructor Reserve and non-reference books, CDs, and DVDs on hold for pick-up.

Watch "Placing & Canceling Holds in OneSearch" (2:29)

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Turn-Around & Pick Up Location

  • The library circulation staff members on campus check the holds list a few times a day.
  • When your hold is ready, you will receive an email letting you know your item is ready for pick up in the library lobby.
  • When you open the door to the library and enter the building, you are in the lobby.
  • Ring the bell at the window for help.

Pick Up Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-2pm
  • Closed weekends, holidays, & non-instructional days

Suggested Print Instructor Reserve & Reference Books

Instructor Reserves are textbooks that don't leave the library. While the library is closed due to COVID-19, you can request a chapter to be scanned and sent to you through campus email. Make your requests through this form. The circulation staff will fulfill requests in 1-2 business days.

Reference books are books that don't leave the library. While the library is closed due to COVID-19, contact the library faculty directly if you would like something scanned and sent to your campus email. The faculty are not on campus, but we can work with the few circulation staff members who come into the building to get information for you.

Find more radiology reference books through OneSearch, the library catalog.