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This guide is intended to provide basic information resources on Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
This guide is intended to help you find both print and online clinical laboratory sciences resources. This guide is only a starting point for your research, it is not meant to be a comprehensive list of resources. If you need further assistance, please visit the Service Desk in the library or contact your librarian, Robert Robinette, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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SCHOLARLY OR NOT?
Scholarly and peer reviewed are your "academic" articles. These are the ones that deal directly with research, history, or theory. Most likely, your professor wants you to use these types of articles. These types of articles are written by scholars, experts in the field often associated with a university or an organization. Peer reviewed articles must also be approved by a group of scholars before being published to ensure that the research presented is factual and relevant. Not everyone can get peer reviewed.
Popular magazine articles are usually ones that you read for entertainment. These are usually the type of publications that you find at the grocery store checkout. Chances are if there's a celebrity on the cover, it's a popular magazine.
Databases with green or partially green icons offer some level of free, full-text articles. In most cases, you must be affiliated with A-State to view the article or on the A-State campus. Some database offer a "pay-per-view" service where you can buy an article not available for free and have immediate access. If you do not need immediate access to the article, you may also request it through Interlibrary Loan for free. Articles requested through Interlibrary Loan can take 2-5 business days to come in, depending on the lending library. You can also digital scans from our physical collection through Digital Delivery.
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Authoritative, analytic reviews in 33 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical and social sciences. Partial full-text. Some items may be purchased through the database for immediate access or requested through Interlibrary Loan.
Provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Medical information on medicine nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE Complete uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.
MEDLINE Complete is also the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for over 1,800 journals indexed in MEDLINE
Provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration. The database offers current and authoritative content for professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.
Evidence-based point-of-care resource to quickly answers nurses’ clinical questions. This expanded resource includes multimedia (e.g. videos and images), nursing management topics, care plans, leadership and management continuing education modules, additional skills, and more!
MEDLINE citations and additional life science journals.
***Clicking on "LinkOut - more resources" under each entry will bring up a list of links to the full articles outside the PubMed database. Some articles will be available for free, others for a fee. Make sure to check each link - one link may provide free access, another may not.
World's largest electronic collection of science, technology and medicine full-text and bibliographic information. Full text limited to issues that the library currently owns in paper. Use the advanced search and selected "Subscribed Sources" to view free, full-text articles. Articles with a green icon are free for A-State students, staff and faculty. Items with a white icon may be purchased through the database for immediate access or requested through Interlibrary Loan.
over 1.5 million articles of scientific and scholarly research dating back to 1799. Items with an open lock icon are available for for free. Items without an icon may be purchased through the database for immediate 24-hour access or requested through Interlibrary Loan.
BOOKS IN THE DEAN B. ELLIS LIBRARY
All books in the library are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress classification system for call numbers and subject headings. The main call number for clinical laboratory sciences begins with either "Q" or "R". The basic breakdown is as follows:
The numbers that follow these beginning letters relate to the narrower scope of the item, for example: RB38.25 .H83 2010, A Concise Review of Clinical Laboratory Science, is a general book on medical laboratory technology while the call number RB145 .C26 2009, Clinical Hematology Atlas, is much more specific within the subject.
Occasionally a totally different call number will appear. This means the item is about more than clinical laboratory sciences and higher importance was given to the other subject when the call number was assigned. For example, Legal Guidelines for the Clinical Laboratory has a call number of KF3826.L3 L43 because it has to do more with law than Clinical Laboratory Sciences - but that doesn't mean it's not a great book for you to use!