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Last Updated: May 19, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Useful Online Library Resources

The department of Health Professions offers programs in Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Surgical Technology, Nursing, and Pharmacy Technology.  The library has several materials online and in print to support these programs.

Suggested Online Library Resources for Health Professions:

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    Nursing and allied health
    Provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public easy access to information on clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
  • Cochrane Library
    Independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including systematic reviews, clinical trials, technology assessments, economic evaluations, individual clinical trials, and more.
  • DailyMed
    A resource for access to the labels as well as to other sources and types of information about medications
    Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Online network is an interactive and comprehensive tool used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy.
  • Haz-Map
    An occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
    Provides access to trusted medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
  • Journals@Ovid Full Text
    Medical and health journals
  • MedlinePlus
    The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    Trends in health topics
  • Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database)
    Pharmacy databases on complementary and alternative therapies. Send email to to receive a free copy of the mobile version of Natural Standard (faculty, students, staff only).
  • NetAnatomy
    Human anatomy instruction and learning resource
  • PubMed
    Health and medical literature, plus dentistry, molecular biology, nursing, parasitology, and veterinary medicine
    Index of toxicology literature.

Finding books/items in the library

Items in the library tend to be arranged by call number (the number on the sticker on the spine of the item).  Books are downstairs and media is up in the loft. Some relevant call numbers for Health Professions are:

  • Medicine and Health: 610.14-618.97
The library also has a number of journals that can be read in print when you have a few minutes between classes, or anytime you have interest.  Current issues are kept in the rack by the door and past issues are toward the back right of the library.  Titles include: 
  • AORN Journal
  • Applied Radiology
  • CMA Today
  • Chest
  • Journal of Practical Nursing
  • Maternal Child Nursing
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Pharmacist's Letter
  • Respiratory Care
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist

Links to other useful library guides

Nursing & Allied Health Professions
by Kim Granath, Samantha Hines - Last Updated May 19, 2015
17 views this year
Pharmacy Information Resources
by Kim Granath - Last Updated May 19, 2015
This guide is designed to assist pharmacy students and faculty with their research.
1,106 views this year
Citation Style Guides and Management Tools
by Linder Schlang - Last Updated Mar 26, 2015
Guide to APA, ASA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and science citation styles, as well as information on citing government information and managing your research.
6,481 views this year

Other online resources for Health Professions

Certain other websites are useful for the health professions.  A few are collected here. If you have suggestions, please feel welcome to submit them as a comment below.


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Despite its name, the Search Everything search doesn't search everything, but it's a good starting point for gathering information. I recommend moving on to a subject specific database in most cases once you've done some preliminary investigation in the Search Everything search.

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