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SDV 101: Orientation to Healthcare

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Sample Searches:

affordable care act AND seniors

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the terms. Searching for affordable care act AND seniors will only include books that have both affordable care act and seniors in their contents.


HIPAA OR Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Use OR between similar terms. Searching for HIPAA OR health insurance portability and accountability act change will find books that refer to either term.


"affordable care act"

Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "affordable care act" to find the words in that specific order.



Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple endings of one word. Using bacteri* as a search term will include results that refer to bacteria, bacterium, and bacterial.

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When You Find a Book in the Library Catalog...

...Write down the book's Call Number. The call number is basically the book's address, and is what you will use to find the book on the shelf.

Learn More About Call Numbers and Finding Books

(eBooks do not have call numbers. You will view them online.)

Textbooks on Reserve

Did you know that you can find some of your textbooks at the library? Stop by the desk and see if your professor provided a copy for you to use.