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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

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Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Emergency Medical Services RA 645.5 - RA 645.9 Medical Emergencies. Critical and Intensive Care. First Aid RC 86 - RC 88.9 Medical Centers, including Ambulance Services RA 960 - RA 1000.5

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
The Ultimate Medical Encyclopedia: Understanding, Preventing and Treating Medical Conditions REF RC81 .U483 2010
Jablonski’s Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations REF R123 .J24 2009
The American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary REF R121 .A53 2004
English and Spanish Medical Words and Phrases REF R121 .E575 2004
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The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Emergency Medical Services, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Emergency Medical Services" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Topics for the EMT RA645.5 .L556 2012
Professional Paramedic: Volume 1, Foundations of Paramedic Care RC86.7 .B414 2010 v1
EMS Documentation RA645.5 .E4968 2009
Fundamentals of Basic Emergency Care RC86.7 .B44 2005

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Emergency Medical Services, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Emergency Medical Services" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
EMT Field Guide netLibrary eBook
Acute Medical Emergencies: The Practical Approach netLibrary eBook
EMT Career Starter: Finding and Getting a Great Job netLibrary eBook
911: Responding for Life: Case Studies in Emergency Care netLibrary eBook

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To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Emergency Medical Services or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Emergency Medical Services" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
CPR: A Guide for Healthcare Workers RC87.9 .C67 2011
Critical Care RT120.E4 C7 2002
Real Life 101: Search and Rescue RA646 .R43 2009
Emergency Medical Technician: Paramedic R847.5 .E547 2008

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To search the Library Catalog for books about Emergency Medical Services, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Emergency Medical Services" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

JEMS: A Journal of Emergency Medical Services Periodicals Collection
Texas EMS Magazine Periodicals Collection
Journal of Emergency Nursing Periodicals Collection
Fire Rescue Magazine Periodicals Collection

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Health Reference Center Academic Full-text from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health sources: journals, reference books, pamphlets.
Stat!Ref Full-text electronic medical library; over 30 titles including CPT, DSM-IV-TR, ICD-9-CM, Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, and Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer™ reference books.
CINAHL Plus Major full-text database in Nursing and Allied Health, with over 560 journals, and more than 600,000 articles dating back to 1937.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Full text from some 550 scholarly medical journals, plus citations and abstracts from 850 others.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access the databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians naemt.org
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians nremt.org
EMS World emsworld.com
Occupational Outlook Handbook: EMTs and Paramedics bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/EMTs-and-paramedics.htm

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarah.a.palacios-wilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: LSCS Emergency Medical Services Professions

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Kelly Weller, Director kelly.e.weller@lonestar.edu 936.271.6327 B120


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