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Welcome to the PCI Library Resource Page

The John Knepp Memorial Library at PCI is located on the third floor and is open during normal school hours. The library is managed by Adam Bouchat-Friedman, BA, MLIS (abouchat-friedman@pci.edu). Students may contact the librarian for research assistance and help obtaining a Connect card. Below is a list of resources which students may access free of charge, from any computer or mobile device.

Students may contact the librarian for research assistance, obtaining their LIRN password, and help obtaining a Connect card.

Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN)

The LIRN Network is a powerful online research tool available only to PCI students and staff. The LIRN Network contains dozens of research databases and an extensive e-book collection where users can access millions of current journal articles and thousands of e-books for both general education and core curriculum. You may connect to the LIRN Network here: https://www.lirn.net/  Please see the Librarian to obtain your password.

PA Power Library

The PA Power Library E-Resources website provides free access to more than 20 research databases relevant to student coursework at PCI. Free assistance is available through live chat on the website. Note: Users must have a connect card to access the PA Power Library. For help obtaining your connect card, please see Mr. Bouchat-Friedman. Click HERE to access this page, then click on “E-Resources” at the top of the page.

Web Resources for Medical Research

APA Format from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

Comprehensive and up-to-date APA formatting and style guide with examples, sample papers, and information on formatting and citation guidelines.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/

Resources about diseases, conditions and other special topics, with health immunizations and recommendations for travelers worldwide.

 

ICD10 Data.com

http://www.icd10data.com/

Contains all current American ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (procedure) medical billing codes. Also has ICD 9 conversion, coding rules, indexes, and a free link to all of the 2017 HCPCS codes.

 

Indiana University Virtual Anatomy Lab

http://www.indiana.edu/~anat215/virtuallab/index.html

Virtual models covering all major anatomical systems.

 

The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ijahsp/

The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice is an internationally peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly, online journal dedicated to the global exploration of allied health professional practice, research, and education.

 

Lab Tests Online

https://labtestsonline.org/

Understand lab tests that are part of routine care, as well as diagnosis and treatment. Search by test, condition, or recommended screenings.

 

Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.org/

Articles by Mayo Clinic Staff on a variety of health conditions, diseases, and treatments.

 

Medline Plus

https://medlineplus.gov/

Common diseases and conditions, health promotion and wellness, drugs info, medical dictionaries and more.

 

Merck Manual: Professional Version

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional

Explains disorders, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, and how they can be prevented or treated.

 

Merck Veterinary Manual

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/

A premier online research tool for Veterinary Medicine. Users can access detailed information on veterinary tests, A&P, pharmacology, behavior, emergency medicine, as well as the latest news and trends, videos, quizzes, case studies, glossary, clinical calculator, and much more.

 

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

https://nccih.nih.gov/

Complementary and alternative healing practices such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Offers resources and pamphlets.

 

PubMed

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides abstracts and citations for over 26 million medical journal articles. Click on the “Free Full Text” tab to access free articles.

 

RxList

http://www.rxlist.com/script/main/hp.asp

Similar to an online PDR, includes A-Z drug information, as well as a pill identifier, information on supplements, research on disease, and a pharmacy medical dictionary.

 

SonoWorld

https://sonoworld.com/

Complete the Free registration to access ultrasound journal articles, video lectures, case studies, and total access of the Online Textbook of Ultrasonography.

 

Professional Organizations

American Association of Medical Assistants

http://www.aama-ntl.org/

Professional organization for medical assistants, with information about the CMA exam.

 

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

http://aavsb.org

Information about registering and taking State Boards including the VTNE Exam (Veterinary Technician National Exam).

 

American Health Information Management Association

http://www.ahima.org/

Professional association for medical coding and billing, with information about certification exams and other requirements.

 

American Veterinary Medical Association

http://www.avma.org

National organization for all employees of veterinary medicine. Includes information on membership, free newsletters, hot topics, professional development, meetings and more.

 

National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

http://www.navta.net

A leading organization for Veterinary Technicians. Information on membership, continuing education, workshops, webinars, scholarships, and current career opportunities.

 

National Board for Respiratory Care

https://www.nbrc.org/Pages/default.aspx

Professional organization for respiratory therapists, with information about certification exams and other requirements.

 

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

https://nbstsa.org/index.asp

Professional organization for surgical technologists, with information about certification exams.