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Medical Assisting: Articles

When to Use Databases

Databases contain online versions of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and book chapters. Since you access databases online, many people think they are websites. They are NOT websites.You must login to gain access to databases because they are proprietary resources leased for use by IRSC students and employees.

When searching databases, you can be more specific with your keywords for a more precise list of results. You can search within the title, abstract, or full text of the item. The hardest part of searching databases is knowing which one to choose. The IRSC list of databases offers brief information about each resource. You can also search for databases by subject to help you more easily select appropriate databases.

Health and Medical Databases

Once you login to the database list, select the Health and Medicine databases. Health and Medicine Databases frquently use by MLT students and faculty include the following titles. If you need articles on related areas, please review the database list by subject.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)

Google Scholar (open web - Click on Scholar Preferences and input IRSC as a Library Link. Articles in IRSC databases will also show in Google Scholar although you will need to input your Borrower ID and PIN to access.)

Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)

Salem Health (Salem Press)

Open Access Journals

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    The DOAJ covers more than 4,000 free, full text, peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals. Its coverage is multi-disciplinary. T
  • Free Medical Journals
    Free Medical Journals promotes free access to its content. It covers more than 2000 journals. More than likely, current issues are not available due to publishers' embargoes. 

Federal Documents

Government Documents

IRSC is a selective depository for US government publications as identified and indexed through the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System.  Publications are also cataloged through the online catalog.  Students are encouraged to use publications and magazines found in this collection, as the Department of Health and Human Services offers valuable materials in the health sciences and medical fields.  The physical collection is housed at the Miley Library on the Main Campus.