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HES 214: Medical Terminology

Fall 2008
Finding Information

The library has many tools to help you conduct research on your topics. Use this guide to explore a selection of sources available to you. If you have questions, encounter problems, or simply want to talk about your topic, stop by the Reference Desk to chat with any of our librarians. You are also more than welcome to contact me directly at mtwait@gac.edu or x7563.




Table of Contents:

Reference Books
Reference books are an excellent place to start your research. These specialized encyclopedias provide overviews of topics, giving you both a sense of the scope of the topic and good search terms! Some reference books also have suggestions for further reading; locate these books and articles to use as sources in your paper.
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
    Gale Group 2006 3rd edition
    Provides an overview of the field of medicine and includes entries on disorders, diseases, treatments, procedures, tests, therapies and common drugs.
    • Location(s): Ref RC 41 .G35 2011
    5 vols.
  • Mosby's Medical, Nursing, & Allied Health Dictionary
    St. Louis : Mosby 2002
    • Location(s): Ref R 121 .M89 2002
  • Mosby's Pharmacology in Nursing
    Mosby 1998
    This resource provides an overview of pharmacology and overviews of body systems and major drug categories.
    • Location(s): Ref RM 301 .H33 1998
  • PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook
    Montvale, NJ : Medical Economics Co. 2005
    • Location(s): Ref RM 125 .P47 2005
  • Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)
    Oradell, N.J. : Medical Economics Co. 2008
    • Location(s): Ref RS 75 .P5 2008
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary
    Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2000
    • Location(s): Ref R 121 .S8 2000
  • Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary
    Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co. 2005
    • Location(s): Ref R 121 .T18 2005
Finding Articles
Search for articles in any of these databases. If the full text is not available through the database, click on the yellow FindIt! button. The FindIt! button will search all other databases and our print copies to see if we have access to the article. An SFX screen will pop up, directing you to full text options. If you see an option for ILL, it means we will have to request the article from another library. Click the Go button next to the ILL option to be taken directly to the ILL form.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing)
    Provides indexing for over 3,800 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health dating back to 1937; includes full text for more than 750 of those journals. Also includes Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
    1937-present
  • MEDLINE
    The National Library of Medicine's index to scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the health care system, from 1994-present. MEDLINE links to the ProQuest interface; this database can also be searched through the NLM's free PubMed web interface.
  • PubMed
    The primary source for scholarly information in the health sciences. This database is provided by the National Library of Medicine and indexes scholarly literature in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Many links to full text are included for articles older than six months. Most of this database may also be searched in the ProQuest interface as MEDLINE.
    1966-present
  • PubMed Central
    Free full text scholarly journal archive of literature in the life and health sciences, managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
    early 1900s-6 months ago
  • SAGE Premier
    Search the full text to over 500 scholarly journals published by SAGE in a range of disciplines, including many social sciences titles. Many journals include full backfiles - back to 1960s or earlier. To search articles by discipline, click on the "Browse" tab, then click on the "Articles by Discipline" tab.
Additional Resources
Use these pages to explore other library resources.
  • Citing Your Sources
    Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
  • Reference Desk
    Hours for fall semester at the Reference Desk are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 12:00 - 8:00
Contacting Michelle
I'm happy to meet with you at any time to chat about your research. I can suggest additional sources, advanced search techniques, and troubleshoot problems you may encounter. Email me at mtwait@gustavus.edu or call x7563.

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