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Research Guide: Medical Lab Technician - General Resources

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Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module (Gale)
Encyclopedia, dictionary, drug index, magazine articles.
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.
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.
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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
Current medical diagnosis and treatment Reference RC71 .C87 2016
Davis's comprehensive handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests Reference RB 38.2 S37 2013
Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests Reference RB38.2 .P34 2014
Manual of clinical microbiology Reference QR46 .M425 2 vols.
Mosby's diagnostic and laboratory test reference Reference RB32.2 .P337 2015
Brunner & Suddarth's handbook of laboratory and diagnostic tests Reference RT41 .T46 2014
Henry's clinical diagnosis and management by laboratory methods Stacks RB37 .C54 2017
Diagnostic medical parasitology Stacks QR255 .G37 2016
Textbook of diagnostic microbiology Stacks QR67 .T49 2015
Ferri's best test : a practical guide to clinical laboratory medicine and diagnostic imaging Stacks RB38.2 .F47 2015
Laboratory medicine : the diagnosis of disease in the clinical laboratory Stacks RB37 .L297 2014


Title Location Call Number
Clinical parasitology : a practical approach Reference QR255 .Z45 2013
Human parasitology Stacks QR251 .B47 2013
Diagnostic medical parasitology Stacks QR255 .G37 2016
Medical parasitology eBook Click to view E-Book


*Parasites -- Suggested subject terms: parasitic diseases, diagnosis, urinalysis, parasitology, laboratory--techniques

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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)
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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)
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Spartanburg Community College Library General Health Websites Handout:

Lab Training and Competency Assessment:

American Association of Blood Banks:

American Society for Clinical Pathology:

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science:

Blood: Journal of the American Society of Hematology:

CDC: Division of Parasitic Diseases:

Clinical Laboratory Science Internet Resources:

DPDx: Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS):

Hematology and Immunology Sites

American Society for Hematology:

Annals of Hematology Online:

International Immunology On-line Journal:

The Immunology Link Home Page:

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Last updated: 04/30/18