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Primo is a one-search discovery service that provides you with access to many full-text electronic resources such as scholarly journal and magazine articles, newspaper articles and e-books. Primo also serves as the library catalog for MCTC Libraries and allows you to find print books, DVDs and other materials available within our campus libraries. You can search Primo 24/7 on any computer or device with Internet access to find a host of scholarly resources to use for you class assignments!*
NOTE: Students may see a login error when accessing electronic library resources. Often, this error occurs when using Google Chrome. This error is generally caused either by an expired authentication token or a prior sign-in attempt in progress.
To avoid this error, you can close the browser and reopen it in a "private" or "incognito" window. It is recommended that college students and employees always use private browsing to access library electronic content. Using a browser other than Chrome may also prevent this error from occuring. You may also fix this problem by going to your browser settings to the search history and clear/delete the data from websites you have visited and clear the cookies saved in the history. Then, close the browser and reopen it.
GVR cross-searches the library's Gale reference eBooks to pinpoint relevant material.
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.
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!
Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print repositories such as arXiv and will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).
Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases. In addition to keyword search, users can locate biographies by subject occupation, nationality, activity, gender, lifespan and more.
ProQuest Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic.
Offered through the Kentucky Virtual Library EbscoHost platform, CINAHL® with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.
Whether a lifestyle change, homework assignment, or passing interest, Gale Health and Wellness offers reliable health information, now, with user experience enhancements, collaboration tools, and mobile optimization.
Offered through the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) EbscoHost platform, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals
Finding the right career can be a daunting and high stakes task: finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Hey, Anatomy & Physiology Students!
The MCTC Libraries have A&P models and a histology set for you to study! Just ask at the front desk and have your student photo ID card ready to check out the models and equipment.
The Maysville Campus Library has the following models:
Two sets of disarticulated human skeleton models
Giant heart model
Full-body muscle model
Leg muscle model
Arm muscle model
Human torso model
The Licking Valley Campus Library has the following: