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Ask a Librarian

If you have a question and would like to chat with a librarian, click on the "Chat Now?" button below.


If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian, click on the button Schedule Appointment with Librarian.

If you need help and Chat is offline, contact us through "Ask A Librarian" form. We will respond as soon as we can. 

You may also call (606)759-7141, ext. 66206. 

Can't get to the databases? Go to the Off-Campus Instructions library guide. 

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. 

Search Our Journal Titles A to Z!

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.

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!

Library services for you!

Need help? Try these links.

Need more help?

Visit the MCTC Library homepage to learn more about all of our services and resources, including interlibrary loan, "Book A Librarian," booking study room and more!


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Carla Redden
Maysville Campus
Maysville Community and Technical College
1755 US Hwy 68
Maysville, KY 41056
606-759-7141, ext. 66190

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. 

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
  • Brain model
  • Microscope/histology set

The Licking Valley Campus Library has the following:

  • Disarticulated human skeleton model
  • Brain model
  • Human torso model
  • Neuron model

The Montgomery Campus Library has the following:

  • Leg muscle model
  • Arm musle model

Nursing Care Plan Resources

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

Director of Library Services

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Sonja Eads
Maysville Campus
Maysville Community and Technical College
1755 US Hwy. 68
Maysville, KY 41056
606-759-7141, ext. 66126