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Welcome to the Ebling Library Recreation Reading Collection website. This guide will help you find books to read outside of class or work. Included in our collection are popular non-fiction books on science or health topics, books of fiction and poetry with health themes or written by authors in the health field, and graphic medicine books.
Evidence shows that reading literature outside of work or coursework greatly impacts empathy and helps broaden one's views, which has been demonstrated to enhance the health education experience as well as enhance patient care.
All items in this collection are shelved in the wood island shelving unit at the foot of the staircase on the first floor of the Ebling Library (2nd floor of the Health Sciences Learning Center).
All items can be checked out by anyone with a valid UW-Madison Wiscard. Loan periods are 28 days (with 2 renewals) for UW-Madison undergraduate students and semester loan (with 3 renewals) for UW-Madison faculty, staff, and graduate students.
To check if item on the shelf, hover or click on the book cover then click on the Details button, then select Print Format Availability or Electronic Format. The UW-Madison Library Catalog record will state if the item is available for checkout.
SUGGEST A BOOK:
Is there a book that made an impact on you as a student or practitioner in health care? If so, let us know the book and briefly why it was important to you. We will try to add the book to our collection and, if you agree, your name as the one who recommended the book.
The non-fiction collection was seeded with a generous grant from the Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.
This collection is developed and curated by: Trisha Adamus, Christopher Hooper-Lane, Joe King, Melissa Denise Marver, Diane Mueller, Andrew Osmond, Lia Vellardita, and Paije Wilson.
Questions and comments should sent via email RecReading@hsl.wisc.edu
Check back later for new items added to all recreation reading collections!
Books are listed alphabetically by author