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Public Health

Selected Books

E-Books (Electronic)

Library Call Numbers

Many books that touch on public health topics are located at the Dirac Science Library. Below is a selected list of call numbers to browse.

RA428-428.5 Public health laboratories, institutes, etc
RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research.
RA565-600 Environmental health including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply.
RA601-602 Food and food supply in relation to public health.
RA604-618 Parks, public baths, public carriers, buildings, etc.
RA638 Immunity and immunization in relation to public health.
RA639-642 Transmission of disease.
RA643-645 Disease (Communicable and noninfectious) and public health.
RA646-648.3 War and public health.
RA648.5-767 Epidemics, Epidemiology, quarantine, disinfection.
RA771-771.7 Rural health and hygiene. Rural health services.
RA773-788 Personal health and hygiene including clothing, baths, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene.
RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention.

There are also other books on public health topics that are located in the government documents section on the ground floor of Strozier Library. Please see a librarian for assistance.

Sample Subject Headings

Finding Books and Media

Subject Headings

The following subject headings may be useful when searching the online FSU Library Catalog. To search by subject heading, go into "Advanced Search." There are two ways to search by subject heading using the advanced search feature.

The first is to use Option 1: Search by words. Type or paste the subject heading into the search box and select "Subject Heading" from the drop-down menu, then click the Go box. This search will call up a list of books with this subject heading

The second is to use Option 3: Search lists of titles, call numbers, etc. In this case, choose "Subject, LC" from drop-down box and type or paste the subject heading into the search box. This search will yield a list of subject headings that contains the subject heading you searched by, as well as more specific subject headings including the initial phrase.

[Sample] Subject Headings

Communicable diseases

Environmental health

Environmentally induced diseases


Foodborne diseases

Health policy

Health promotion

Health risk assessment

Long Term Care Facilities

Managed care plans (Medical Care)

Medical economics

Medical statistics

Occupational diseases

Public health

Public health administration

Public health surveillance

Social medicine


World health

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