Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, over 700 health videos from partner Healthology, Inc., hundreds of pamphlets and health-related articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles.
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This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
Includes information created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers, and health care professionals. This database is the perfect resource for up-to-date information on a complete range of healthcare topics
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals.
CINAHL Complete is the world's largest source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, and provides full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. CINAHL Complete also provides indexing for more than 4,000 journals, and provides additional nursing and allied health research material including health care books, select conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews. CINAHL Complete is an essential research database covering all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
Our video tutorial explains how to do an advanced search of nursing and allied health literature using the CINAHL Complete database
Search through ten local newspapers simultaneously: Advocate (North Adams), Amherst Bulletin, Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield), Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton), North Adams Transcript, Recorder (Greenfield), Republican (Springfield), Springfield Advocate, Springfield Examiner, and the Valley Advocate.
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Designed for doctors, research scientist, students and clinical specialists, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study. All titles included in the Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition are indexed in MEDLINE.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
Patient drug information; includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Available in both English and Spanish.
Academic OneFile is a source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's English language journals and reference sources. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, & millions of full text articles available in both PDF and HTML.
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Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. Curated for the educational experience, the massive depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
Simultaneously search through more than 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Salem Health is a collection of complete online reference books. The collection includes: Cancer, Genetics, Magill's Medical Guide (Sixth Edition), and Psychology & Mental Health.
Most of HCC's online books are linked from the online catalog. The catalog also includes physical items in the library: reference books, circulating books, music, dvds, audio books, and other media. You may also use the online catalog to search for items in your public library.
This growing subscription package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.
We also have access to this Collection of EBSCO e-books.
A collection of thousands of e-books that can be read online or with the EBSCO eBooks App.
Brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
MedlinePlus es una base de datos en Internet diseñada para ayudarle a ubicar información oficial sobre salud. Las páginas de MedlinePlus contienen enlaces seleccionados con cuidado a portales de Internet con información de salud. La enciclopedia médica ofrece a los consumidores de servicios de salud una extensa biblioteca de imágenes médicas, así como también más de 4.000 artículos con información sobre enfermedades, exámenes, síntomas, lesiones y procedimientos quirúrgicos.
Provides online access for residents of Western Massachusetts to available resources from housing, to healthcare, early education and more.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
Information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.
Since our beginning in 1948, the Framingham Heart Study, under the direction of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), formerly known as the National Heart Institute, has been committed to identifying the common factors or characteristics that contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have followed CVD development over a long period of time in three generations of participants.
Evaluating Health Information: information, links, and tutorials put together by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
The library has a more general page on evaluating web resources
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Public Health Association
Massachusetts General Hospital - Disparities Solutions Center
Harvard School of Public Health
American Public Health Association
Centers for Disease Control - National Center for Health Statistics
National Institutes of Health - Health Information
National Institute of Mental Health
Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies
World Health Organization
These books are available at the HCC library:
- PAX study guide book (3rd edition, 2020) : NLN PAX RN and practice test
- PAX study guide book (2nd edition, 2019) : NLN PAX RN and practice test
- Nursing school entrance exams prep 2019-2020 : your all-in-one guide to the Kaplan and HESI exams
This is an online source that includes sample tests but is not free:
- Official Study Guide for Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) for Both RN and PN/VN Applicants National League for Nursing
The library also has several books to help study for the NCLEX
MyBib is a free online citation bibliography creation tool. It can create citations and bibliographies in many styles including MLA and APA. MyBib allows you to paste in a website URL or even search for a book, article, or other source by title, and will pull most of the information you need to create a citation (though you may need to double check that the information is correct and complete).
Once you've created your citations, MyBib allows you to copy paste your citations, download them as a Word document, save them to your Google Drive, print them, or email them to yourself.
Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. In Zotero, each of these references constitutes an item. More broadly, Zotero is a powerful tool for collecting and organizing research information and sources.