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Nursing and Health Sciences: Subject Encyclopedias & E-Books

Guide to Library and Internet resources for Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, CNA, EMS/EMT/Paramedic, Medical Radiography, Physical Therapist Assistant, Respiratory Therapist, and Surgical Technology Programs

E-Reference Sources

Gale Virtual Reference Library. Contains a wide variety of subject online encyclopedias all titles can be searched with one comprehensive search, or you may search within subject areas (example:  Medicine). 

Oxford Reference Online Premium. Provides a wide variety of subject online encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, timelines, etc. Has a section for "Medicine."

Sage e-Reference Library. Covers a wide variety of topics/subjects and all titles can be searched with one comprehensive search, if you want. Also, includes a specific Health & Social Welfare section.


E-Book Databases

Tutorials / Quick Guides

NOTE:  To maximize use and efficiency of databases, set up your preferences, bookshelves, folders, bookmarks, etc.

PubMed Tutorial: Based on NLM's one-day PubMed Training Course.