Respiratory Care Resource Guide Article Databases & Journals
| Books, Audiovisuals & Materials
| Internet Resources
| Citing Sources
Article Databases & Journals
Look for journal articles on your topic in C.O.D.'s article databases (online indexes that also contain some full text articles). You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.
C.O.D.'s Health Databases
Access the Micromedex Health Care Series database for extensive drug and pharmacology information. You must obtain a username and password to use this resource from your home computer. Contact your instructor or call the Reference Desk at (630) 942-3364.
Books, Audiovisuals & Materials
Use the catalogs below to locate print and audio-visual materials.
Reference materials are well indexed, organized, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Since you cannot normally take these materials home, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need.
Click here to view respiratory-related reference collection materials
Click here to view pharmacology, drug and herbal supplement related reference materials
Click here** to view more recommended books found in the C.O.D. reference collection including links to FULL-TEXT, ONLINE reference books!
**Clicking this link will take you to the Consumer Health Resource Guide's section on reference material
Below are some helpful Respiratory Care resources selected by College of Dupage Library's Health Science Librarian. The College of DuPage and the C.O.D. Library do not create or control any of these resources, and they will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources.
Associations & Organizations:
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
- American Lung Association
- Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Print and electronic anatomy & physiology resources organized by C.O.D.'s Natural Sciences Librarian
- Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk
A National Cancer Institute Fact Sheet with links to numerous asbestos-related resources
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
The leading not-for-profit, patient organization for people with asthma and allergies
- C.R.I.S. Community Resource Information System [DuPage County]
A fast and easy way to obtain basic information on social service programs throughout DuPage County [ Mozilla Firefox browser is recommended, Internet Explorer sometimes does not display correctly]
- Doctor & Hospital Information
Search for doctors and hospitals utilizing the annotated websites linked from the COD Consumer Health Resources: Internet Sites page
- Interactive Atlas of Thoracic Viscera
From the University of Washington
- Lab Tests Online
Designed to help the patient or caregiver better understand that many clinical lab tests are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases. The site is a collaboration of professional societies representing the lab community
- Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to advocating for people living with lung cancer or those at risk for the disease
Provides access to 900+ health topics, medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and links to self-help groups, clinical trials, preformulated PubMed searches, lists of hospitals and physicians health and information in Spanish and other languages
- Medscape Reference: Drugs, Diseases & Procedures
From the creators of WebMD, peer-reviewed Medscape Reference is the most authoritative and accessible point-of-care medical reference for physicians and health care professionals. All content is available free of charge, both online and via mobile devices, registration is required
- National Cancer Institute
Official site for the National Institute of Health's principal agency for cancer research
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Hint: try searching for "respiratory tract diseases" or a specific disease/condition
- National Emphysema Foundation
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with emphysema, asthma and related diseases
- National Lung Health Education Program
Works to increase awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among the public and health care professionals and to encourage the use of simple spirometry to make an early diagnosis and monitor ongoing treatment
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA creates and enforces workplace safety standards. Of particular interest to health care professionals are the following OSHA pages:
- Healthcare Facilities
- Hospital eTool
Learn about some of the hazards and controls found in the hospital setting, and review
standard requirements as well as recommended safe work practices for employee
safety and health
- Radiology Links: Reviewed Links: Chest Radiology
- Shadow Pictures
A radiology database that includes 1038 individual cases and 270 discussion or teaching documents. All documents have been produced by Ian Maddison, a Radiologist. There are rich cross-links between documents so that readers may decide for themselves the relevance of any listed differential diagnosis.
- The "Virtual" Medical Center - Anesthesiology & Surgery Center
This site provides links to medical dictionaries and glossaries, interactive anatomy browsers, and online medical journals, as well as surgical and anesthesiology sites
- Yale: Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
Cardiac and pulmonary anatomy, images and imaging techniques, interactive graphics, and case studies
Citing Sources with the APA Style Guidelines
Health Science Courses often require APA citation style but you may be asked to use MLA style (clarify with your instructors what style is required for each research project).
C.O.D. Library's Citing Sources Page contains APA and MLA examples for print and electronic resources as well as additional citation sites, parenthetical (in-text) citation information, and access to the NoodleBIB Bibliography Composer
Additional resources for writing APA annotations:
A Word or Two About APA Citation (Word handout)
Need assistance? Don't hesitate to contact me!
Debra J. Kakuk Smith
Associate Professor, Health Sciences Librarian