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Research Guide: Respiratory - 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.
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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
Murray and Nadel's textbook of respiratory medicine Reference RC731 .T48 2016
Physician's desk reference Reference RS75 .P5 2015
Equipment theory for respiratory care Reference RC735 .I5 W48 2015
Mosby's respiratory care equipment Reference RC735 .I5 R4728 2018
RRT exam secrets study guide : your key to exam success Stacks RC735 .I5 R78 2012
Clinical manifestations and assessment of respiratory disease Stacks RC735 .I5 C466 2016
Assisted ventilation of the neonate: an evidence-based approach to newborn respiratory care Stacks RJ312 .A87 2017
Respiratory care anatomy and physiology: foundations for clinical practice Stacks QP121 .B355 2018
Ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing Stacks RC734.P84 R86 2018
Pilbeam's mechanical ventilation: physiological and clinical aspects Reference/
RC735.I5 P55 2016
Wilkins' clinical assessment in respiratory care Stacks RM161 .W55 2018



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American Association for Respiratory Care:

American Lung Association: Data and fact sheets on asthma, air quality, tobacco control,

American Thoracic Society, the medical section of the American Lung Association:

National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center:

Genetics & Your Practice: Medical genetics education,

VentWorld: Case studies,

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Last updated: 04/30/18