Quick Book(s) question?

  1. Hello to all

    I would like to get some good medical reference books that I will keep long after school and I thought I would get some opions of what would be good to get.
    ex..
    Medical Dictionary - "Dorlands illustrated Medical Dictionary"...

    Anatomy -"Grays"...

    etc..

    I know there are some really good ones out there.
    In addition where are some good places to purchase them?

    Thanks in advance:kiss
    Mr. L
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Ortho_RN
    I dont really know what to tell you except I think Gray's anatomy is a lil too much for us nursing students... I think it leans a lil more for the Dr area...
  4. by   beaRNwhenIgroUP
    Mr. L
    we use the Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary - 19th edition(it has never let me down)...not very portable though...anyhow, i might goto http://www.barnesandnoble.com, many of the books are reviewd by customers and their system comes up w/ stuff like "other cutomers that bought this book also purchased...." then you can look at that book & read reviews... good luck.
    Sarah
  5. by   Mkue
    Mosby's Medical Nursing and Allied Health, I have the 5th edition, kind of big, but very nice outstanding dictionary

    ISBN-0-8151-4800-3
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i also have the 19th edition of taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. i would also keep my fundamentals, pharmacology, and medical surgical text books
  7. by   Mkue
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    i also have the 19th edition of taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary. i would also keep my fundamentals, pharmacology, and medical surgical text books
    i agree stephany !
  8. by   Mr. L
    Thank all of you this is a great start. I'll check them out.
    Mr. L
  9. by   Mkue
    Mr. L, I have heard of "Grays", good choice.

    I purchase most of my books online.

    Good Luck !
  10. by   paula4ms
    Mr. L

    The great thing about Tabors is that it also has symptoms, treatment, prognosis, and nursing implications listed. And in the Appendix, it covers nursing diagnosis. It's a great help for care plans and prep sheets (we were required to these on our patients every week).
  11. by   adrienurse
    Grays Anatomy is an old book. You can probably get a beautiful copy used. I myself inherited mine from my Grandfather the Xray technician.
  12. by   essarge
    I purchase ALLOT of my reference books, medical computer programs etc from lww.com, that is lippincott's site. If you don't have the money right away, they will bill you.

    Hope this helps!
  13. by   Mr. L
    Wow! The response so far is great!!!!.........

    I will probably make my purchases online also, seems much cheaper.............
    Mr. L
  14. by   researchrabbit
    Ebay or Half.com might also be good places for you to look for books. If you go the auction route, remember that if an auction goes over what you want to pay, just wait. There will be another auction (and another, and another and another). Eventually you will get what you want for a price you want to pay.

    If you are planning on being in mental health, I suggest a copy of the DSM-IV Quick Reference.

    Oh, and if you know any pharmaceutical reps, they can often get you some of the books free.

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