Which (dictionary/lab/drug) books should I get?

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    I'm starting my RN program next week and I am just wanting to get everyone's opinion on these books.

    For a medical dictionary we can choose:
    Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
    ISBN: 9780323049375
    or
    Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780803615595

    Lab Reference:
    Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference
    ISBN: 9780323074056
    or
    Davisís Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
    ISBN: 9780803618268

    Drug Reference:
    Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference
    ISBN: 9780323069182
    or
    Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
    ISBN: 9780803623088

    Any input on these books I can get would be helpful. I'm kind of leaning towards Taber for dictionary, Davis for labs, and Mosby for drug book...but I'm fairly open at this point. Thanks everyone, I know you'll come through for me!
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    Quote from freki
    I'm starting my RN program next week and I am just wanting to get everyone's opinion on these books.

    For a medical dictionary we can choose:
    Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions
    ISBN: 9780323049375
    or
    Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780803615595

    Lab Reference:
    Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference
    ISBN: 9780323074056
    or
    Davisís Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests with Nursing Implications
    ISBN: 9780803618268

    Drug Reference:
    Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference
    ISBN: 9780323069182
    or
    Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses
    ISBN: 9780803623088

    Any input on these books I can get would be helpful. I'm kind of leaning towards Taber for dictionary, Davis for labs, and Mosby for drug book...but I'm fairly open at this point. Thanks everyone, I know you'll come through for me!
    The bold ones are the one's we were required to get.
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    Thank you. It makes me feel better that the ones your program required are the ones I'm leaning towards anyway.
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    Certainly
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    Dictionary: Taber's
    Lab reference: I have the Mosby's one and I like it...but the Davis' one sounds like it would be better because it supposedly has nursing implications.
    Drug: Davis'!
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    Has anyone used both in any one category? Comparisons?
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    *bump*

    I am looking to buy a dictionary. Any new insight? Thank you.
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    Tabers is rated fairly well, and is popular among schools. Check out amazon I think it's around 30.
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    Oh, also Davis's for the drug book and lab values. Those are also affordable and required in my text list at school. Or go to B&N, Books A Million, whatever bookstore and check it out yourself.


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