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Health Science Careers

This guide includes career resources for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences

Books, media, etc. - what are they?

These are the items you'll find on the library's shelves.

  • Books on a single topic by one or more authors.
  • Books which are edited volumes where each chapter is written by a different expert.
  • Audio-visual material such as DVDs, videos, CDs, etc.



Click here to jump to the library homepage to search ROOsearch -- our discovery service that simultaneously searches all of the library resources at once!

Books, Media, etc. - how to search for them

1. Try a title or keyword search on your topic.
2. Look at several relevant records and note words and phrases from the "subject" area.
3. Go back to the search screen and search BY SUBJECT using the words you identified in step 2.
4. When you find something useful, copy down the call number and location.
5. Use the "Format" limiter under Advanced Search to limit your search to specific formats like Music, Visual Materials (VHS, DVDs etc.) 

Can't find it here?

Submit a request through Interlibrary Loan. We can get the item sent to us from another library, free of charge.

Browsing the stacks

SUNY Canton's Southworth Library Learning Commons utilizes the Library of Congress Classification system to organize books and other resources.  Check out the following sections to get the best materials on various Health Science Careers.


R   Medicine, Medical profession

RA  Public health, Forensic medicine

RK  Dentistry and Dental hygiene  

RT   Nursing


Use the green tabs above to find the main resources for Health Science Careers.  Other search options include specific health science careers, and certain aspects of health and medicine.  These might include conditions and diseases, certain categories of patients, and other related topics.