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Research Guide: Health Unit Coordinator - 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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Find Books...

Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook Reference HF5547.5 .S8163 2014
Medical law, ethics & bioethics for the health professions Stacks (Central)
Stacks (Downtown)
KF3821 .L485 2012
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness Reference RA418.5 .T73 S64 2009
Physician's Desk Reference Reference RS75 .P5 2015
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions Reference
Reference (Downtown)
R121 .M89 2013
Being a Medical Clerical Worker Stacks R728 .M33 2004
Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional Stacks PE1116 .M44 V55 2005
Lafleur Brooks' health unit coordinating Stacks
Stacks (Downtown)
RA972.55 .B76 2014
Health Unit Coordinator: A Guide for Certification Review and Job Readiness Stacks RA972.55 .K845 2008
Health Unit Coordinator: 21st Century Professional Stacks RA 972.55 .K845 2005
Medical Office Procedures Stacks R728.8 .B44 2014
What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In? Stacks RA418.5 .T73 S355


Example Subject Terms: medical offices; medical secretaries; patient care; hospital ward clerks

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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Find Websites...

MedTerms: a Medical Dictionary through MedicineNet,

National Association of Health Unit Coordinators:

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Last updated: 04/30/18