NLM Classification

The Library collection is thematically organized according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) headings.

Take note in the bibliographic record, of the location name, and the NLM classification number (see screenshot), then go directly to the documents on the shelves.

Beware, if the location name mentionned in Renouvaud is different than “Bibliothèque : Collection générale” or “Bibliothèque : Collection d’enseignement”, send us an e-mail beforehand or ask the welcome desk.

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BF Psychology
Psychologie
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H Social sciences, Education
Sciences sociales, Education
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Q Science (general)
Science (général)
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QA Mathematics, Statistics
Mathématiques, Statistiques
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QC Physics
Physique
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QD Chemistry
Chimie
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QH Biology
Biologie
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QS Human Anatomy
Anatomie humaine
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QS 504 – 532 Histology
Histologie
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QT Physiology
physiologie
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QU Biochemistry, Nutrition
Biochimie, Nutrition
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QV Pharmacology
Pharmacologie
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QW Microbiology, Immunology
Microbiologie, Immunologie
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QX Parasitology
Parasitologie
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QY Clinical biology
Biologie clinique
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QZ Pathology
Pathologie
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W General medicine
Médecine généraleMedical Dictionaries, Biomedical Technology, Forensic Sciences
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WA Public Health
Santé publiquePublic health, Epidemiology, Preventive health services, Preventive medicine, Occupational Medicine, Health and Hygiene, Health Administration and Organization, Environmental Pollution, Sanitation, Statistics, Surveys
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WB Practice of Medicine
Pratique de la médecineEmergency medicine, Internal medicine, physical examination and history taking, Diagnosis
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WC Infectious diseases, Communicable diseases
Maladies infectieuses, Maladies transmissibles
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WE Musculoskeletal System
Système musculo-squelettique
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WF Respiratory System
Système respiratoire
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WG Cardiovascular System
Système cardiovasculaire
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WH Hemic and Lymphatic System
Hématologie, Système lymphatique
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WI Digestive System
Système digestif
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WJ Urogenital System
Système urogenital
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WK Endocrine System
Système endocrinien
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WL Nervous System, Neurology
Système nerveux, Neurologie
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WM Psychiatry
Psychiatrie
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WN Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging
Radiologie
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WO Surgery, Anesthesiology
Chirurgie, Anesthésiologie
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WP Gynecology
Gynécologie
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WQ Obstetrics
Obstrétrique
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WR Dermatology
Dermatologie
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WS Pediatrics
Pédiatrie
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WT Geriatrics
Gériatrie
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WU Maxillofacial surgery
Chirurgie maxillo-faciale
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WV Otolaryngology
ORL
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WW Ophtalmology
Ophtalmologie
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WX Hospitals and other health facilities
Hôpitaux et autres établissements de santé
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WY Nursing
Soins infirmiers
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WZ History of Medicine. Medical writing and publishing
Histoire de la médecine. Rédaction médicale et publications
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