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Subject Description:This subject covers: the techniques, equipment, drugs, and procedures used to deliver medical care.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

OVID MEDLINE Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

Academic Search Premier Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Includes full text access to over 4,000 scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications back to 1975. A great place to start your research on any topic. Find search tips on their help page.

Indexes, Other


Online collection of toxicology-related databases including HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System), TOXLINE, and several others. All databases can be searched at once.

General Reference Sources


Clinical Laboratory Reference

Bio-Medical Library QY26 C641

A directory of products used in medical laboratories. Includes products used in clinical testing and analysis and laboratory services and equipment. Also includes clinical and professional reference guides


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Authentication Required

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

Handbooks and Manuals

ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory

Reflects new knowledge in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of human conditions. The guide includes several diagnostic algorithms and each entry is comprised of a brief methodological description together with an in-depth, but concise, discussion of clinical significance and test utilization.

Bacteriological Analytical Manual Online

FDA's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) presents the agency's preferred laboratory procedures for microbiological analyses of foods and cosmetics.

Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures

Pt. 1. Diseases, conditions,and symptoms -- Pt. 2. Laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.

Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook

The Guidebook contains current protocols for analytical tests required by FSIS regulatory activities on meat, poultry and egg products. Specifically, microbiological methods are presented for sample preparation, isolation and identification of the major foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins, meat tissue species identification, and the detection of extraneous materials and antimicrobial residues. Media and reagent formulations, and Most Probable Number Tables are contained in an appendix.

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference is a comprehensive and current handbook that offers all health care providers easy access to clinically relevant laboratory and diagnostic tests. Each test, listed in alphabetical order for convenient use, begins on a new page and includes, when relevant, the following information: type of test, normal findings, possible critical values, test explanation and related physiology, contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors, procedure and patient care (before, during, and after), home care considerations, and abnormal findings.


An online periodical table of the elements, which provides extensive chemical, crystallographic, physical, electronic, nuclear, biological, and geological data.

Internet Resources

Web Sites

ChemLab: The Chemistry 3/5 & 6 Laboratories

Online laboratory manual from Dartmouth College. Covers basic techniques and safety.

Lab Tests Online

"Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. The site is the product of a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community."

MedlinePlus: Laboratory Tests

Provided by the National Library of Medicine. Topics covered: overviews, diagnosis/symptoms, specific conditions, coping, related issues, dictionaries/directories and specific population groups.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Official Agency & Organization Websites

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC is an international society comprised of medical professionals with an interest in clinical chemistry, clinical laboratory science, and laboratory medicine.

College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists, the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathol

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation Manager Tools Authentication Required This database is enhanced by Find It: the University Libraries Linking Service.

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

Style Manuals

Writing Guides

Scientific Writing 2.0 A Reader and Writer's Guide

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized.

Library Information

Primary Subject Location

Bio-Medical Library
Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.
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