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Nursing In History

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Find E-Books

Check out the library's e-book collections! 

Searching Databases for Medical Research

When you are searching the databases in your research, consider the following tips:

  • Make a list of possible search terms you can type in the search box of a particular database. Combine terms for advanced searches to focus your searches more specifically.
  • Pay attention to suggested search terms that many databases provide to you. These may help you become aware of additional terms you may need to search for your research.
  • Be aware that databases and catalogs often organize subject-specific information according to thesauri or a general subject classification, such as Library of Congress Classification (LCC). The use of this specialized terminology and vocabulary means you may need to search not only for natural language terms such as "babies" but also "infants" to find appropriate information. Additionally, medical databases, such as CINAHL may use the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and provide this vocabulary within "headings" that you may search and explore related subheadings.

For a tutorial on how to use CINAHL/MeSH Headings, click here.

Medical Apps

Most of these apps are free or require a minimal subscription fee for software download to your device.

Nursing Care Plan Resources

Below are just a few books available to check out at the MCTC Libraries for nursing care plans.

Resources for Background and General Information

Health Reference Databases

You may search these library databases for scholarly information, such as peer-reviewed journals, pharmaceutical tools, and interactive anatomy study resources. 

MCTC Reference Books

Below are just a few drug reference books available at MCTC campus libraries. Some may be checked out and some may be located in the Reference areas, meaning they cannot be checked out. Books about medicine can be found in the Library of Congress Classification on the shelves in the area of the "R's." Ask if you need help finding a book!