Surgical Technology Research 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 and don't forget to check for medical articles in COD's General Databases too!
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
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 surgery-related reference collection materials
Click here to view pharmacology, drug and herbal supplement related reference materials
Click here** to view more recommended reference books found in the C.O.D. reference collection.
**Clicking this link will take you to the Consumer Health Resource Guide's section on reference material
Below are some helpful Surgical Technology 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:
- Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Print and electronic anatomy & physiology resources organized by C.O.D.'s Natural Sciences Librarian
- Hardin MD: Surgery & Transplantation
Links to small, medium and large surgery and transplantation directory sites as well as sites containing surgery-related images
MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional. Resources include: medical dictionary, medical abbreviations, ICD9 Code search, medical equipment & surgical instrument search, latest health news
- MEDLINEplus-National Library of Medicine: Videos of Surgical Procedures
Provides links to pre-recorded webcasts of surgical procedures. These are actual operations performed at medical centers in the United States since January 2004. RealPlayer is necessary to view the videos
From the creators of WebMD, provides clinicians and other healthcare professionals with timely,
comprehensive and relevant clinical information to improve patient care. FREE registration required
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA creates and enforces workplace safety standards. Of particular interest to surgical technologists are the following OSHA pages:
OR-Live features live and on-demand Webcasts of breakthrough medical procedures from world renowned medical centers and hospitals. Podcasts as well as live and pre-recorded video streams are available
- Spartanburg Technical College Surgical Technology Web
From the Spartanburg Technical College--this site provides a glossary of surgical technology terms and includes photographs of instruments, equipment, and operating room setups
- Surgical Instruments From Ancient Rome
From the University of Virginia Health System, a display of surgical instruments from antiquity
- 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
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
Need assistance? Don't hesitate to contact me!
Debra J. Kakuk Smith
Associate Professor, Health Sciences Librarian