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Medical Technology: Electronic Resources

ATTENTION: This research guide was last modified on September 09, 2008, before the January 2012 redesign of the library's home page. Information on how to access journal articles, databases, and other library resources may be inaccurate or outdated.

For up-to-date instructions on accessing materials, please visit our tutorial pages instead.

Contact Information

Carol Dales
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Navigation

Getting Started

Finding Journal Articles at CSUDH

Off-Campus Access

Databases

Web Sites

Listservs

Professional Organizations

Selected Journals


Getting Started

To start your research, use the resources below or begin with the the CSUDH Library web page found at : http://library.csudh.edu/

The resources listed under the category of Online Article Indexes are available from on-campus computers or by remote access CSUDH students who have registered for access. To register, please bring your CSUDH picture ID along with proof of current registration to the Library Circulation Department on the 2nd floor of the library. Distance students may register online at http://library.csudh.edu/services/circ/patronreg.shtml, but please allow 5 working days for the completion of the online registration process.



Finding Journal Articles at CSUDH

You can get journal articles by going to the library home page and clicking the Journal Articles & Electronic Resources link under the "Find Journal Articles Now" heading. Click the heading that sounds the most like your situation.

Once you are in a database, you can start to search for your article. All databases' search options are slightly different, but they usually include several search boxes you can fill out. Most databases will also let you search only for peer-reviewed or scholarly journals. For your research papers, you will want to make sure you check this option!

Articles which you can read in that database will have a link to the PDF full text or the HTML full text. Click on that text link to read the article. Some databases also let you e-mail yourself the files by clicking on an e-mail link.

Some articles will say "Check Availability of Complete Article" instead of having links to the full text. If you see this, it means the text of that article is not in the database you are searching. But don't worry! By clicking the link which says this, you can see a list of which databases do have the full text. If there are no databases containing the article you want, you can request it via Inter-Library Loan .



Off-Campus Access

If you are using a computer that is on campus, you can access all of our electronic databases and ebooks without any further steps. Just click on the database name in the Database List and you will be sent immediately to the search screen.

If you are off campus, you will need to log in using your last name and student ID number . Your student ID number is located on the front of your student ID card. It is not your social security number ! When you click on a database name from off-campus, you will see a screen asking you for this information.

After you enter your last name and ID number, you will be able to access any of our electronic databases and ebooks just like you would on campus.



Databases
  • Elsevier Science Direct — Offers access to full-text articles, published in over 1,200 scholarly journals, and also provides links from secondary databases to the full-text article collection. The coverage is comprehensive ranging from all fields of science to business, economics, and education. More than 15 journals are related to the field of medical technology.
  • ProQuest Medical Library— Combines MEDLINE indexing with full-text articles from more than 200 key medical journals in healthcare specialties such as nursing, pediatrics, gerontology, pharmacology, physical therapy, and medical technology. Among the 200 plus journals, seven are particularly useful for medical technology. They are: American journal of pathology; Archives of pathology and laboratory medicine; Blood cells, molecules, and diseases; Clinical and investigative medicine; Journal of clinical pathology; Lancet, and Sexually transmitted infections.
  • Wiley InterScience Journals — Offers access to full-text articles from over 300 leading scientific, technical, medical, and professional journals, plus major reference works and Current Protocols laboratory manuals. Includes three major medical technology publications: The American journal of hematology; Journal of clinical laboratory analysis, and Journal of pathology.
  • PubMed — Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to 1966 and additional life science journals with links to publishers’ sites that provide full text articles. MEDLINE, the premier medical database created by the National Library of Medicine, contains citations of the indexed articles with abstracts only. PubMed Central, a new feature recently added, offers an online archive of journal articles in the field of life sciences. For instance, beginning with v. 80 (1990) PNAS (The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) are available free via PubMed Central. Free Access. Continuously updated.


Web Sites
  • Clinical Laboratory Science Internet Resources - A comprehensive web site created and maintained by Dr. Louis B. Caruana, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Laboratory Science Program, College of Health Professions, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Contains well-selected resources with highlights of current news. Free Access. Frequently updated.
  • Medical Matrix Contains quality and peer review resources selected by physicians and medical librarians. It provides clinical medical information for physicians and healthcare workers. Feature topics include Specialties, Diseases, Clinical Practice, Literature, Education, Healthcare and Professionals, Medical Computing, Internet and Technology, and Marketplace. Searchable database with a Medical Speller Checker. Free Access but one-time registration required. Continuously updated


Listservs

Rice University maintains a List of Medical Listservs. A listserv is an e-mail discussion list.



Professional Organizations
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - http://www.aacc.org
  • American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) - http://aabb.org
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) - http://ascls.org
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) - http://www.asmusa.org
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) - http://www.ascp.org
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) - http://www.hematology.org
  • Clinical Cytometry Society (CCS) - http://www.cytometry.org
  • Clinical Laboratory Management Association, Inc. (CLMA) - http://www.clma.org
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP) - http://www.cap.org
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) - http://naacls.org


Selected Journals
  • * American journal of clinical pathology. (Library has: Microfilm= v. 53 (1970)-v. 110 (1998); v. 111 (1999) – current. Full text (2000 – current) available via (http://www.ajcp.com) Indexed: PubMed)
  • American journal of hematology. (Library has: v. 54 (1977) – current; Full text available via Wiley InterScience Journals)
  • American journal of pathology (Library has: Microfilm= v.1 (1925) -- current [Paper issues retained till microfilm received] Full text (1997 -- current) available via ProQuest Medical Library)
  • Blood (Library has: v.53 (1975) -- current. Full text (1996 -- current), Abstracts only (1975-1995). Tables of contents only (1965-1974) available via (http://www.bloodjournal.org) Access restricted to CSUDH IP address)
  • Blood cells, molecules & diseases. (Full text 1995 -- current) available via ProQuest Medical Library.
  • British journal of haematology. (Library has: Microfilm= v. 68 (1988)-v. 95 (1996) Full text (1998 – current) available via Academic Search Premier (EBSCO HOST))
  • Circulation (Full text (1997 – current) available via ProQuest Medical Library; Also indexed: PubMed, with a link to full-text articles (1995 – current))
  • Clinical and investigative medicine . (Full text (1997 -- current) available via ProQuest Medical Library)
  • Clinical biochemistry. (Library has: v. 6 (1973) – current. Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Clinical chemistry (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) (Library has: v. 1 (1955)- v. 30 (1984), Microfilm= v. 31 (1985) – v. 41 (1995), v. 42 (1996) – current. Full text (1997 – current), Abstracts only (1975 – 1996), Tables of contents only (1965 – 1974) available free online via (http://www.clinchem.org) Indexed: PubMed with a link to full text articles)
  • Clinical laboratory science: Journal of the American Society for Medical Technology. (Library has: v. 1 (1988 – current) Full text (1998 – current) available via ProQuest Nursing; Indexed: PubMed)
  • Clinical leadership & management review. (Indexed: PubMed)
  • Clinical microbiology newsletter. (Full text (1995 -- current) available via Elsevier Science Direct
  • Critical reviews in clinical laboratory sciences. (Library has: v. 12, no. 3 (1980) – current) Full text (1998 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Critical reviews in microbiology. (Full text (1998 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. (Library has: v. 2 (1984)-v.5 (1986), Microfilm= v. 6 (1987) – v. 26 (1996) Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Experimental hematology. (Library has: 1979-1982, 1985, 1987-1989 Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • FEMS immunology and medical microbiology. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Journal of clinical laboratory analysis. (Library has: v. 4 (1990 – current) Full text (1996 – current) available via Wiley InterScience Journals)
  • Journal of clinical pathology. (Library has: Microfilm= v. 27 (1974) – v. 50 (1997) Full text (1997 – current) available via ProQuest Medical Library)
  • Journal of clinical virology. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Journal of immunological methods. (Full text (1995–current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Journal of laboratory and clinical medicine. (Library has: v. 1 (1915) – current [Microfilm=v. 91 (1978) – v. 126 (1995)] Indexed: PubMed with a link to full text articles (2001 – current))
  • Journal of medical virology. (Full text (1997 – current) available via Wiley InterScience Journals)
  • Journal of microbiological methods. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Journal of pathology. (Full text (1997 – current) available via Wiley InterScience Journals)
  • Journal of virology methods. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Laboratory automation & information management. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Lancet. (Library has: Microfilm= no. 7793 (1973) – no. 9196 (1999) Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct, and ProQuest Medical Library; Also available via Academic Search Premier (EBSCO HOST) (1978 – current); Online version (1996 – current) via http://0-search.epnet.com.torofind.csudh.edu/)
  • Leukemia research. (Library has: v. 4 (1980) – v. 20 (1996) Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Parasitology international. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Parasitology today. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Pathophysiology. (Full text (1995 – current) available via Elsevier Science Direct)
  • Transfusion. (Library has: Microfilm= v. 1 (1961) – v. 18 (1978), print= v. 19 (1979) – v. 22 (1982), microfilm= v. 23 (1983) – current [paper issues retained till microfilm received] Indexed: PubMed with a link to full text articles (1999 – current))
  • Transfusion medicine. (Full text (1998 – current) available via Academic Search Premier (EBSCO HOST) Also indexed: PubMed with a link to full text articles (1996 – current))