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HCOA: Health Care Office Administration Program: Reference Books

This Research Guide will help students in the HCOA program find information about diseases, medical procedures, human anatomy, and the management of health information.

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Reference Books (Use in the Library)

Print materials located in the Reference section may be used only in the Library. Information from these books may be saved by photocopying or scanning the desired pages. The following titles are recommended for Health Care Office Administration courses.



v  Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (62nd edition)

RC 71 .A14 2023


v  Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: 5th edition, text revision (DSM-5-TR) 

RC 455.2 .C4 D54 2022


v  Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (33rd edition)

R 121 .D73 2020


v  Gray’s Anatomy (42nd edition)

QM 23.2 .G73 2021


v  Magill’s Medical Guide (8th edition)

RC 41 .M34 2018  Also available online.


v  Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (10th edition)

R 121 .M89 2017


v  Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Conditions (2nd edition)

RB 155.5 .G46 2017  Also available online.


v  Salem Health: Infectious Diseases & Conditions

RC 112 .I4577 2012  Also available online.


v  Salem Health: Psychology & Behavioral Health (4th edition)

BF 636 .P86 2015  Also available online.


v  Stedman's Medical Abbreviations, Acronyms & Symbols (5th edition)

R 123 .S69 2013


v  Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (23rd edition)

R 121 .T18 2017