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									                         INTRO: RX FOR MEDICAL RESOURCES


WHERE DO I START? - The best place to start is the El Paso Community College Library
Homepage. This homepage makes it easy for you to move around to search for books, journal articles,
associations, Internet articles, etc.

SEARCH CATALOG - This section links you to the EPCC Library Catalog where you can search
for books, electronic books (ebooks), and videotapes at all campus libraries. You can search by
subject, key word, title, author, or call number. The Online Catalog also has a link directly to the UTEP
Library Catalog.

ONLINE DATABASES - Click on this link to get a list of broad topics to choose from. The broad
topic will link to a list of online databases (indexes) related to the topic. Click on Health and Wellness
Articles or search for health resources from the following databases:

Ebsco Databases         [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access] Click on link to search all or several
         of these databases:

    A to Z [Ebsco | Off-campus access] Alphabetical and subject listing of online periodical titles. Indicates what
    databases have full-text coverage.

    Academic Search Complete [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access] Provides full-text for 4,600 scholarly
        publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer
        sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

   CINAHL with Full Text [Ebsco | Off-campus access] CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied
       Health Literature, indexes over 2700 journals in nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, and health science
       librarianship. Full-text articles available from 325 journals are also available.

   Health Source: Consumer Edition [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access] Full text articles for nearly 300
        consumer health periodicals, more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 135 health reference books
        including Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

   Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access] Provides full text of
        nearly 550 scholarly full text journals in many medical disciplines. Strong coverage of nursing and allied
        health areas. Includes Clinical Pharmacology database.

      Other EBSCO Health Databases: Alt-HealthWatch [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access] , CINAHL
        Select [Ebsco | Off-campus access], Consumer Health Complete™ [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus
        access], MEDLINE [Ebsco | Off-campus access] , MedicLatina [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access],
        and Natural & Alternative Treatments [Full Text | Ebsco | Off-campus access].

Health Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access ]
       Includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine and over 700 health-related videos. Key health web sites are
       also listed here, as well as 2,200 general interest health publications, and over 400 health and medical

Health Reference Center Academic [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access]
        Indexes periodicals covering a wide range of health and medical topics, some with full-text.

InfoTrac Nursing & Allied Health Collection [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access]
       Includes nearly 400 titles useful for both nursing and allied health students and professionals.

InfoTrac Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access]
       Contains over 100 titles in the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Topics include proven
       treatment techniques and experimental research theses.

MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series (Thomson MICROMEDEX) [Full text | Thomson | Off-campus access]
     A wide range of clinical databases which include unbiased, referenced information about drugs,
     toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine. Information includes: CareNotes™ System
     (patient care).

Opposing Viewpoints [Full text | Galegroup | Off-campus access]
       Provides social issues viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites,
       and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/OVRC

ProQuest Nursing Journals [Full text | ProQuest | Off-campus access]
       More than 250 leading full-text journals in Nursing.

PubMed [National Library of Medicine | Off-campus access] PubMed, a service of the National Library of
      Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional
      life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles from Pub Med
      Central (PMC) and other related resources.

Stat!Ref [Full text | Off-campus access ] An electronic medical library that enables users to cross search multiple
        resources such as Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Mosby's Drug Consult, Stedman's Medical
        Dictionary and other valuable medical books.

CAN I SEARCH THE DATABASES FROM HOME? As an EPCC student, faculty, or staff
member you have off-campus access to ALL health related databases. You can also get off-campus
access to several general databases. No passwords are needed, just make sure you’re in the library
database. From the selected database, click on off-campus access to enter the database.

INTERNET: Click on INTERNET and it quickly links to many great sites under various Subject areas
such as Medical and Government.

HOW DO I SEARCH THE INTERNET? When you click on INTERNET, this will also link to a list
of SEARCH ENGINES & DIRECTORIES. Try GOOGLE – www.google.com or another search engine
and see what you find. Position statements and standards may be found searching the Internet.

You can also type in a web address in the Address textbox to go directly to a website. For example to
get to the Texas Board of Nursing, type in www.bne.state.tx.us

                                         DATABASE SEARCHING TIPS
Ebsco Databases:
Use * for truncation.         Example: fluorid* will search for fluoride, fluoridation, etc.
Field Searching:              Allows you to search terms in the title(ti) and subject(su) areas.
                              Example: ti (type 2 diabetes)
Galenet Databases:
Use * for truncation.         Example: fluorid* will search for fluoride, fluoridation, etc.
Field Searching:              Use Advanced Search to search by field.

Proquest Database:
Use * for truncation.         Example: disab* will search for disabled, disability, disabilities, etc.
Field Searching:              Allows you to search terms in the title(ti) and subject(sub) areas.
                              Example:     ti (type 2 diabetes)

All Databases                 Use quotation marks to search for a phrase, i.e. “nursing ethics”

             Remember if you have questions or need help, ask one of the Librarians.
                      Note: Database and Internet site descriptions were copied from the Library Home Page.
                         NEAT NURSING & MEDICAL WEBSITES


To access the following websites, type the address in the Address box. The sites listed are just a small sample
of sites available.

                                            NURSING METASITES

Nurse Zone                                           www.nursezone.com
Nursing Resources on the Web (Austin CC)             http://library.austincc.edu/w3/NSG

                               NURSING ORGANIZATIONS AND SITES

American Association of Colleges of Nursing                           www.aacn.nche.edu
American Nurses Association (position statements & state legis.)      www.ana.org
Minority Nurse                                                        www.minoritynurse.com
National Association of School Nurses                                 www.nasn.org
National Council of State Boards of Nursing                           www.ncsbn.org
National Institute of Nursing Research                                http://ninr.nih.gov
National League for Nursing (public policy, legislation)              www.nln.org
National Org. for Associate Degree Nursing                            www.noadn.org
NSO: Nurses Service Organization                                      www.nso.com
Nurse.com                                                             www.nurse.com
Nursing Ethics                                                        www.nursingethics.ca
RNWeb                                                                 www.rnweb.com
Sigma Theta Tau International: Honor Society of Nursing               www.nursingsociety.org
Texas Board of Nursing                                                www.bne.state.tx.us
Texas Nurses Association                                              www.texasnurses.org

                                              MEDICAL SITES

Center for Disease Control and Prevention                             www.cdc.gov
Clinical Trials                                                       www.clinicaltrials.gov
Hardin MD                                                             www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md
Medlineplus Health Information                                        www.medlineplus.gov
National Guidelines Clearinghouse                                     www.guideline.gov
                                                                               Nursing – sept 09 bp


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