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Medical Assisting Technology: Articles/Databases

Resources and links for the Medical Assisting Technology Program.

Health Databases

Online Nursing and Allied Health Journals

Provides access to online individual health journal subscriptions available at EPCC.

‚ÄčEbsco Health & Wellness Databases  [Ebsco] 

Click on link above to search all or several of these databases:

Academic Search Complete -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

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 with some information dating as far back as 1975.

Alt-HealthWatch -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

Full text articles from over 180 publications focus on complementary and alternative approaches to health care and wellness.

CINAHL Complete -- [Ebsco]

CINAHL Complete, Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature, indexes over 5,400 journals and provides full text for more than 1,400 journals in nursing,  allied health disciplines, alternative/complementary medicine and health sciences librarianship.

Consumer Health Complete [Full Text | Ebsco]  

Designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source®: Consumer Edition  -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

Features searchable full text for nearly 300 consumer health periodicals, more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 135 health reference books including Stedman's Medical Dictionary. Also contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish). Drug information and patient education fact sheets are included in the Clinical Pharmacology portion of this database.

Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

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. Updated on a daily basis.

MedicLatina -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

Provides a full text Spanish language collection of nearly 100 Latin American peer reviewed medical research and investigative journals.

MEDLINE -- [Ebsco]

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences.  No full text articles.

Credo Reference [Full text | Credo] 

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos

Gale OneFile: Health & Medicine -- [Full Text | Gale] *NEW*

Indexes periodicals covering a wide range of health and medical topics, some with full text.

MICROMEDEX ® 2.0 Healthcare Series  [Full text | Truven Health Analytics] 
(Use Google Chrome or Mozilla browsers to view off-campus)

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); Formulary Advisor™, the PDR® Electronic Library and Red Book Online (pharmacy).
May be used from EPCC campuses and off-campus locations that are NOT clinical sites. Exception: If the clinical site subscribes to MICROMEDEX it may be used at that location by EPCC students, faculty and staff. access

NeoFax/Pediatric  [Full text | Truven Health Analytics] 
(Use Google Chrome or Mozilla browsers to view off-campus)

Provides Evidence based Drug Monographs and Enteral Formula information for neonatal and pediatric patients.
May be used from EPCC campuses and off-campus locations that are NOT clinical sites. Exception: If the clinical site subscribes to MICROMEDEX it may be used at that location by EPCC students, faculty and staff.

Ovid Nursing Community College Extended Journal Collection  -- [Full Text | Wolters Kluwer] 

This database contains 42 active journal titles with Full Text to the present on all titles.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source -- [(1999-)  [Full text | ProQuest] 

More than 250 leading full text journals in Nursing and Allied Health.  

PubMed -- [National Library of Medicine]  

PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 30 million citations . PubMed includes links to many sites providing free full text articles and other related resources.

Salem Press Online -- [Online Books - EPCC owned titles]  [Full Text | Salem Press]

Provides searchable full text for EPCC owned health books from Salem Press.

Salud en Español  -- [Full Text | Ebsco]

Provides comprehensive evidence-based reports and fact sheets in Spanish on all aspects of consumer health and wellness. The content found in this database includes a diverse collection of health related themes: first aid, infant/child care and illnesses, alternative medicine, aging and wellness.

TOXLINE -- [Full Text | ProQuest]

provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens.


Updated: April 6, 2020

Keywords for Medical Assisting Technology

The following terms can be used to search for information on medical assisting:

  • medical assistant* (will search for medical assistant, assistants or assisting)
  • medical offices
  • medical office assistants
  • medical secretaries
  • medical ethics or medical law
  • nosology or coding

You can also combine terms such as "medical assist*" and infection control.

Search Hints

Use quotation marks "" around words to search for a phrase, i.e. "medical ethics."

Use* to truncate search word: i.e. diabet* searches for diabetes; diabetic; diabetics; all at once.

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