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Research Guide: Surgical Technology - 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
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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
Essentials of general surgery Stacks RD31 .E737 2006
Instrumentation for the operating room: A photographic manual Reference RD71 .B76 2016
Surgical technology for the surgical technologist: A positive care approach Reference RD32.3 .S866 2014
Surgical technology: principles and practice Stacks RD 32.3 .F84 2018
Pearson's surgical technology exam review Stacks RD32.3 .B64 2014
Surgical tech success handbook Stacks RD32.3 .P75 2006
Dimensional analysis for meds Stacks RS57 .C868 2006
Surgical technology : principles and practice Stacks RD32.3 .F84 2013
Ethics, legal issues, and professionalism in surgical technology Stacks RD32.3 .J33 2007
AST surgical technologist certifying exam study guide Stacks RD32.3 .A755 2004
Operating room skills : fundamentals for the surgical technologist Stacks RD32.3 .D36 2013
Surgical anatomy and physiology for the surgical technologist Stacks QM531 .F77 2006
Surgical technology review : certification and professionalism Stacks RD32.3 .C44 2010
Surgical technologist certifying exam study guide Stacks RD32.3 .A755 2013
Zollinger's atlas of surgical operations Reference RD41 .Z65 2011
Invasion of the body : revolutions in surgery Stacks RD19 .T56 2011
The Cambridge illustrated history of surgery Stacks RD19 .E43 2009
Blood and guts : a history of surgery Stacks RD19 .H65 2008
The illustrated history of surgery Stacks RD19 .H34 2000
Surgery : an illustrated history Reference RD19 .R88 1993
Invasion of the body: Revolutions in surgery eBook View E-Book
Origins of the knife: Early encounters with the history of surgery eBook View E-Book
Thomson Delmar Learning's Surgical technology skills & procedures [DVD Series] AV RD 23.3 T46 2006 6 vols.
Surgery: A history [Video recording] also available streaming AV RD19 .S87 2004


Example Subject Headings: surgery, surgical instruments, operations, surgery and history etc.

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Be sure to write down the book's call number!
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For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
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Spartanburg Community College's Surgical Technology Web (Library Online Reserves):

Association of Surgical Technologists:

LUMEN: Structure of the Human Body (Loyola University Medical Center) : Cross sectional analysis of human body,

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting: Provides a comprehensive library of surgical procedures written by surgeons and presented in an easy to understand format,

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Last updated: 04/30/18