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Research Guide: EMT/Paramedic - General Resources

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Health Reference Center Academic
Full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources.
Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition
Scholarly full-text journals. Abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Updated daily.
Full-text for nursing & allied health journals.
EBSCO Health Databases
Search all 4 of the EBSCO health databases at once! These include Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Health Source: Consumer Edition.
Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (Gale)
Encyclopedia, dictionary, drug index, magazine articles.
See ALL Health Science Databases
Gale Power Search
Search 12 different databases at once!
Covers a wide range of subject areas
Notice the different results links on the left on the search result page: Magazines, Academic Journals, etc. (each link is a different set of results).
The most recent articles are listed first on the results page - check to make sure your article was published in the last five years!
Note which database you article comes from - look for "From ______" on the search page (ex - From General One File). You will need this for your citation.

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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Advanced emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured 2nd ed. Downtown
RC86.7 .I563 2012
Emergency care 13th ed. Downtown
RC86.7 .B68 2016
Pharmacology for the EMS provider Stacks RM300 .B38 2016
Barron's EMT : emergency medical technician exam Downtown
RC86.9 .C426 2015
EMR complete : a worktext Downtown
RC86.7 .L5595 2014
Magico-religious groups and ritualistic activities : a guide for first responders Stacks BL65 .M2 K35 2008
First responder's guide to abnormal psychology : applications for police, firefighters, and rescue personnel Stacks RC480.6 .D67 2007
Mosby's Medical Dictionary Reference or Reserves ask at desk
Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms 6th Edition Reference RC69 .P77 2011
Browse Books on 'Emergency Medical Technicians'    
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Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)
Search entire books available online.
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MEDLINEplus: Easy-to-understand resource on various diseases and health topics for the public. Includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, health organizations, medical dictionaries, and clinical trials,

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:

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Last updated: 04/30/18