HSLS E-Books: R2 Digital Library

HSLS provides access to 44 e-books from the R2 Digital Library. An easily navigable and highly searchable database, the R2 Digital Library offers full-text access to e-books in three “Library” collections: Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health.

The R2 Digital Library features:

  • Robust search options:
    • Quick Search by keyword across all content, or limit to title, images, or drug information
    • Advanced Search: limit results by “Library,” discipline, or specific e-book title
    • Sort search results by relevance, e-book title, chapter title, and more
    • View search results from either the index or full text of each e-book
    • Refine results using the “Search Within” feature
  • Numerous browsing options:
    • Browse by “Library,” e-book title, or the A-Z topic and drug indexes
    • Navigate through each e-book’s table of contents, index, or related content
    • Click on hyperlinked key terms in the full text to browse across all e-books on the platform
  • Print or e-mail sections from e-books
  • Export citations to either RefWorks or EndNote, or download a standard APA-style citation
  • Save images (photos, illustrations, charts, etc.) from the e-books and use them in papers, PowerPoint presentations, or in the classroom*
  • Link from R2 to PubMed, CINAHL, or AAP’s Red Book for expanded searching
  • Use the “My R2” feature to bookmark sections or images or to save searches
  • Incorporate readings from R2 e-books into a Blackboard/CourseWeb online syllabus

Popular titles in the R2 Digital Library include:

  • The Medical Interview
  • Case Files: Internal Medicine / Obstetrics and Gynecology / Emergency Medicine / Surgery
  • The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine
  • Essentials of Nursing Research
  • Medical Terminology Simplified


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All of the new titles can be accessed from PITTCat for the Health Sciences, the R2 Web site, or the HSLS e-books subject list. You can also search the full text using HSLS e-book search.

*Saved images contain embedded copyright information and may only be used for educational purposes.

Portions of this article are from R2 Digital Library promotional material.

~ Jeff Husted