Research Guides

First Aid

Listed below are resources that may be helpful in your research. If you need additional help please see the Reference Librarian or your Instructor. General Encyclopedias (Reference; AE Section; Online)

General encyclopedias are a good resource to begin your research. Often you will find a good overview article on your topic, with an outline and sometimes a bibliography. The online version of Encyclopedia Britannica is available any where on campus.

Medical Dictionaries (Reference; R121 Section)

Black's Medical Dictionary
(REF R121 B53)
The Dictionary of Modern Medicine (REF R121 S429)
Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health (REF R121 M65)
Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary (REF R121 M89)
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (REF R121 T18)

Medical Encyclopedia and Health Care Guides (Reference; RC81 Section)

Complete Home Medical Guide (REF RC81 C716)
Encyclopedia of Family Health (REF RC81 A2 E5)
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book (REF RC81 M473)
The Merck Manual of Medical Information (REF RC81 M535)

First Aid Books (Reference; RC86.7 - RC87 Sections)

First Aid and CPR Essentials
(REF RC86.7 F5575)
First Responder (REF RC86.7 B47)
Medical Emergency (REF RC87 E254)

Online Card Catalog

The online card catalog is an index to the library's books and audiovisual materials. You may search the catalog from any computer with Internet access. The online card catalog can be searched in a variety of ways most notably by TITLE, AUTHOR, SUBJECT, and KEYWORD.

Online Databases

EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is an online database service provider and is available from any computer with Internet access. The online databases provide indexing and full-text articles from periodicals and newspapers. MasterFILE Premier, CINAHL and Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition databases within EBSCOhost will be most helpful for your assignment.

FirstSearch

FirstSearch is an online database service provider and is available from any computer with Internet access. The FirstSearch databases have both full-text articles and indexing information. The Medicine/Health, Professional database within FirstSearch will be most helpful for your assignment.

PubMed

PubMed is THE index for medical topics. You may search PubMed from any computer with Internet access. Keep in mind that PubMed is only an index it does not contain full-text articles.

Internet

Although an unorganized and unregulated resource, the Internet does contain valuable information. The library's ALLIED HEALTH links will be most helpful for your assignment.