|Ramsey Library Research Guides
Books, journals, and other library materials located at UNCA, WCU and ASU are accessible through this courier service.
Provides access to materials not held by WCU, ASU, or UNCA.
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PubMed (MEDLINE). Index to the scholarly literature of medicine.
(National Library of Medicine)
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied
Health). Indexing for over 1,200 nursing and health sciences journals. (NC
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Provides full text access to over 450 journals covering many medical disciplines. (NC LIVE)
ScienceDirect. Over 800 full-text journals in 16 fields of the sciences and social sciences with more
than 200 journals from various medical disciplines. (Elsevier)
Biological Abstracts (via Web of Knowledge). Index to about 6,000 journals in the life sciences, including agriculture, biology, ecology, immunology, neuroscience, biomedicine, and veterinary science.
Full-text news and wire services, including medical news.
Additional electronic resources are listed on the Ramsey Library Electronic
Resources page under the heading Health Sciences.
Journal Holdings: Check the library catalog to identify journal titles held at UNCA, ASU, and WCU. The catalog also provides access to electronic journals.
Journal Locations: Print journals in Ramsey Library are located on the main floor. Current issues are arranged by call number. Back issues are either bound and shelved by call number,
or retained in micro format and shelved by title in the Microforms Area.
Medical reference books are shelved in the Reference "R" section. These resources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks,
manuals, and guides to medical education. Below are a few examples.
Medical Association Complete Medical Encyclopedia. Ref RC 81 .A2 .A497
Black's Medical Dictionary. Ref R 121 .B533 1999
Drug Information Handbook for Nursing. Ref RM 301.12 .D795 (annual)
Encyclopedia of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Ref R 733 .N38 2004
Encyclopedia of Toxicology. Ref RA 1193 .E53 1998
Gray's Anatomy. Ref QM 23.2 .G73 1995
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. Ref RC 55 .M4 (Web version
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Ref RJ 45 .N4 2000
Physician's Desk Reference: PDR. Ref RS 75 .P5 (annual)
Spanish-English, English-Spanish Medical Dictionary. Ref R 121 .M488 1996
General Circulating Books
Circulating medical and nursing books are shelved on the lower floor in the General "R" and "Q" sections. To locate specific titles in the collection search the library catalog
by subject, keywords, or title.
Often books are published with accompanying CD computer disks. These disks may remain with the book or they may be shelved separately in the library's Media Center. Look at the library
catalog record to see if an accompanying CD is located in the Media Center.
There are many Internet sites that provide health and medical
information. The quality and credibility of these sites vary, so
evaluate what you find. Do NOT substitute information from the web for
medical advice from healthcare providers.
Health Sciences -
Lists a number of good sites that are accessible from the Ramsey Library Electronic Resources page.
MedlinePlus - Links to authoritative web sites identified by the National
Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
FamilyDoctor.org - Health information for the whole family from the American
Academy of Family Physicians.
MayoClinic.com - Useful and up-to-date information and tools from the Mayo
Merck Manuals - Several of the Merck Manuals are available online, including
those on health and aging, diagnosis and therapy, and geriatrics.
NC Health Info - Offers access to web sites of local health
services, providers, and programs serving residents of North Carolina. Joint project of the UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library and the National Library of Medicine.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)
Health Sciences Library
501 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
The MAHEC library is a resource for medical and healthcare professionals in
western North Carolina. Subject interests include medicine, allied health, family practice, nursing, and public health.
A special topics finding aid prepared for the
interdisciplinary course - Constructive
Breathing - a transfer colloquium 379 course
with an Info Literacy and Writing Intensive designation.
(Facciponti - 2008)
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